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Gwyn Bevan

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About the author and department

Personal webpage:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/management/people/gbevan.aspx

Department:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/management/home.aspx

Relevant research

Alvarez-Rosete A, Bevan G, Mays N, Dixon J. 2006 ‘Diverging policy across the UK NHS: what is the impact?’ British Medical Journal, 331: 946-50. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/15513/

Bevan G, Hood C. 2006 ‘What’s measured is what matters: targets and gaming in the English public health care system’. Public Administration 6, 84(3): 517-38. Available on the World Bank website at http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EASTASIAPACIFICEXT/Images/226299-1251872399239/bevanhoodpubadmin%5B1%5D.pdf (Google Scholar: 447 citations) http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/16211/

Bevan G, Hamblin R. 2009 ‘Hitting and missing targets by ambulance services for emergency calls: impacts of different systems of performance measurement within the UK’. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (A), 172(1): 1-30. Available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-985X.2008.00557.x/fullhttp://eprints.lse.ac.uk/31137/

Besley T, Bevan G, Burchadi K. 2009 Naming & Shaming: The impacts of different regimes on hospital waiting times in England and Wales. DP7306. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/33775/

Connolly S, Bevan G, Mays N. 2011 Funding and Performance of Healthcare Systems in the Four Countries of the UK before and after Devolution. London: the Nuffield Trust, (revised edition). http://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/sites/files/nuffield/funding_and_performance_of_healthcare_systems_in_the_four_countries_report_full.pdf  http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/60209/

Bevan G, Wilson D. 2013 ‘Does ‘naming and shaming’ work for schools and hospitals? Lessons from natural experiments following devolution in England and Wales’. Public Money and Management, 33(4): 245-252. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/50490/

Bevan G, Mays N. 2014. The four health systems of the UK: how do they compare? London: The Nuffield Trust. http://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/compare-UK-health

Evidence of impact

Public engagement

Bevan, G. 2009 ‘Have targets done more harm than good in the English NHS?’ No. BMJ; 338: a3129 http://www.bmj.com/content/338/bmj.a3129

Bevan G; Skellern M. 2011 ‘Does competition between hospitals improve clinical quality? A review of evidence from two eras of competition in the English NHS’. BMJ; 343:d6470 http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d6470

World Health Organisation. Health systems performance assessment. A tool for health governance in the 21st century. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe. http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/160813/HSPA_A-tool-for-health-governance-in-the-21st-century.pdf

Harford, T. 2014. ‘Underperforming on performance.’ Financial Times, July 11, 2014: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/bf238740-07bd-11e4-8e62-00144feab7de.html#axzz37QLjayv4

Influencing the terms of debate and policymakers

Timmins N. 2013 The Four UK Health Systems. London: King’s Fund. http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/sites/files/kf/field/field_publication_summary/four-uk-health-systems-jun13.pdf

Burgess S, Wilson D, and Worth J. 2013 ‘A natural experiment in school accountability: The impact of school performance information on pupil progress’. Journal of Public Economics 106: 57-67. 

Preston P. ‘Andrew Lansley's reality test’, The Guardian. 21 November 2011. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/nov/20/andrew-lansley-targets-nhs

The Nuffield Trust. 2013 Rating providers for quality:

A policy worth pursuing? London: The Nuffield Trust,. http://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/publications/rating-providers-quality

Simon Guilfoyle, 2013 Intelligent Policing: How Systems Thinking Methods Eclipse Conventional Management Practice. Axminster: Triarchy press. http://www.triarchypress.net/intelligent-policing.html

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