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Is seven-day access to GP surgeries the answer to improving patient care?


The demand for primary care services in the UK is changing due to several factors, such as the rise in the number of patients with long-term conditions, and an increase in life expectancy.

A report from CHILL recently evaluated  pilot schemes held in Nottinghamshire and Southern Derbyshire. Both schemes focused on improving access to services, as well as a number of other goals such as reducing Emergency Department attendances.

More information can be found here.

If you wish to obtain a copy of our report please contact:

Understanding the conundrum




The analysis of data from electronic health records aspires to facilitate healthcare efficiencies and biomedical innovation. There are also ethical, legal and social implications from the handling of sensitive patient information. The paper explores the concerns, expectations and implications of the National Health Service (NHS) England programme: a national data sharing initiative of linked electronic health records for healthcare and other research purposes.

Read more in our new  open access paper




CHILL at Christmas 2016


Don’t forget CHILL and The University of Nottingham closes for Christmas on 21st December 2016 and reopens on 3rd Jan 2017. We would like to wish all our CHILL colleagues a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

International Journal of Management Reviews – recent publication.


International Journal of Management Reviews


“Translation theories argue that the transformation of new ideas is ‘in the hands of people’ and that actors at multiple organizational levels interact to affect this process”.

Read more in paper listed on the ‘Top Articles’ list on Wiley’s Online Library:

IJMR – Middle Managers and the Translation of New Ideas in Organizations: A Review of Micro-practices and Contingencies

Please contact if you require further information.



CHILL health policy expert talks about STPs in NHS


Dr Stephen Timmons was invited to BBC East Midlands TV studios to talk about Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) in the NHS, and what the likely consequences of them will be for how and where health care is delivered in the East Midlands.

This live broadcast aired across the East Midlands on Monday 14th November.

For more information please contact


CHILL Article: Dissenting from


See a recent posting on BMJ’s Journal of Medical Ethics blog by CHILL’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow: Dr Paraskevas Vezyridis

Read more about an analysis of opt out forms and


CHILL Executive MBA Healthcare




We can prescribe the perfect Executive MBA for your healthcare management career. Completing the Nottingham Executive MBA is a powerful statement about your career aspirations and desire to develop a global perspective on business. This specialism is supported by CHILL a leading centre for research into management and organisations in healthcare.

“I know that this is going to change me. My research, my critical thinking, even my approach to technology has changed. I’ve learned so much.”

Shelley-Louise Colton (Executive MBA student)

More information can be found here

CHILL December Seminar


ResearchOne – the challenges of creating and using a research dataset of real but de-identified clinical and administrative data drawn from electronic patient records. 

Dr Susan Clamp, of University of Leeds, is Director of the Yorkshire Centre for Health Informatics and senior Lecturer in the Leeds Institute of Data Analytics at the University of Leeds, Dr Clamp has been at the forefront of developments in Health Informatics for over 30 years working with Governments, Healthcare organisations, Local Authorities and Health IT industries.

Date: 1st December 2016

Time: 16:00 – 18:00

Venue: Institute of Mental Health, Jubilee Campus, Triumph Road, Nottingham. NG7 2TU

To register your place at this seminar (free of charge) please visit our    seminar registration page.


CHILLers arrive in chilly Norway



Kate Kirk and Emily Gartshore have travelled to Norway where they will learn more about Organisational Ethnography methods at the University of Oslo.

During the two day programme, they will be introduced to the contemporary debates and to the most common methods in ethnography: participant observation, go-along, shadowing, ethnography of objects, digital ethnography and  intra-view. Studying these methods will help Emily and Kate with their PhD research.





NEW – CHILL Visiting Fellows’ Programme



CHILL is developing a programme for Visiting Fellows, and we will be welcoming our first international Visiting Fellow in September 2016, Prof. Dra. Maria Clara Padoveze of the University of Sao Paulo.

We are keen to collaborate with scholars with whom we have interests in common, from anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in joining us as a Visiting Fellow, then please contact Dr Stephen Timmons ( in the first instance.