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Judith Smith

Judith Smith

Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of Birmingham

Judith is a highly experienced and widely published health services researcher and policy analyst. She took up post as Director of the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Birmingham on 1 June 2015. This followed six years spent as Director of Policy at the Nuffield Trust, an independent charitable health research foundation in London.

Earlier in her career, Judith spent 12 years at HSMC, holding the positions of Senior Lecturer, Director of Research, and Academic Director of the NHS Management Training Scheme. From 2007 to 2009, Judith was based in New Zealand as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Health Services Research Centre of Victoria University of Wellington and working as an advisor to the New Zealand Ministry of Health. Early in her career she was a senior manager in the NHS, and successfully completed the NHS graduate management training scheme. Judith is a Non-executive Director of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Judith’s other roles have included being an expert advisor on NHS organisation and commissioning, and policy assessor to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, a member of the board of the UK Health Services Research Network and the European Health Management Association, and chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Commission on Models of Care.

Is the crisis in the NHS as bad as the Red Cross says it is?

Jan 11, 2017 15:42 pm UTC| Insights & Views

There have been many warnings over the past few years about the problems facing the NHS and social care. But the British Red Cross is the first to describe the situation as a humanitarian crisis. The Red Cross is one of...

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Economy

French government bonds and EUR under pressure ahead of upcoming French presidential election

Upbeat data from the euro area this week, with strong manufacturing PMIs and German ifo readings failed to boost the single currency. French government bonds and the EUR remain under pressure, as investors remain focused...

U.S. jobless claims suggest favorable labor market, upcoming payroll data key for shaping rate hike expectations

Minutes of the Federal Reserves Jan. 31-Feb monetary policy meeting published earlier this week on Wednesday showed that many policymakers believed another interest rate hike might be appropriate fairly soon if labor...

Banxico amplifies toolkit to support peso without Forex reserves

On February 21, Mexicos central bank announced that it will offer up to $20 billion in forex hedges, starting with a first auction of up to $1 billion on March 6. With the new measures the central bank aims to support the...

FOMC minutes provide no clear signal of March rate hike

Release of the minutes of the Federal Reserves 1st February meeting showed that many members noted that it might be appropriate to raise the federal funds rate again fairly soon if incoming information on the labour market...

Chinese house prices show further signs of cooling in January

House prices in Chinas largest cities in January rose marginally to 64.3 percent, the lowest rise in the last 12 months, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday. Out of the 70 cities analysed by the...

Politics

Dems Want To Probe Trump Over Lax Security Practices

Just to add to Donald Trumps increasingly full plate of political troubles, House Democrats are now pushing for an investigation into the new presidents tendency to practice weak security measures. The representatives are...

US under Trump Series: Learn honesty from Berkshire Hathaway’s Charlie Munger

Data from Edelman Trust Barometer of 2017 shows that the public trusts in the news media in the United States have declined to the lowest level ever. Only 32 percent of the American Public trusts the news media, which is...

Words, Tweets and Stones in the "Political Correctness" Wars

Last year, a friend alerted me to an opinion article which included the unusual story of Tim Hunt, a Nobel-Prize winning chemist. At a conference in Korea, Hunt ventured regrettably outside of his expertise. He...

Five lessons Trump could learn from Lincoln

How will Donald Trump observe Presidents Day? Will he have the inclination or take the time to read about or reflect on the qualities of our greatest leaders? Given how busy Trump is issuing executive orders,...

Universal Credit: from benefits panacea to government blunder

Only a fraction of the households in the UK originally intended to be receiving a new one-stop benefit payment in 2017 are currently doing so. As of January 12 2017, 960,000 claims have been made for Universal Credit and...

Science

50,000 New Seed Deposits Go To Doomsday Vault In Norway

Norways Svalbard Global Seed Vault or the Doomsday vault, as it is more commonly known, is home to countless species of plants and crops. The facility is meant to house and protect these seeds so that in the event of a...

Scientists Dare To Ask If Gene Editing Is A Human Right

For the longest time, humans have had to accept that they had limitations due to their genetics. With the advent of powerful gene-editing tools like CRISPR, however, this is no longer the case. Now, humans can potentially...

Scientists Think The Arctic Can Be Refrozen If They Had $500B

A lot of climate experts, global leaders, and financial giants have already declared Climate Change as the single biggest threat that humanity is facing as a species. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of people and...

Scientists Created Foldable Shields That Can Stop Bullets, Light And Portable Protection

Law enforcement officials are facing constant danger as part of their duties, which is why they need all the protection that they can get. Body armor, helmets, and padding are all provided to police officers, FBI agents,...

Organic molecules found on giant asteroid Ceres – why that's a such a huge deal

Sometimes, I think scientists are just that little bit too modest. A new paper in Science has a humdinger of a title: Localized aliphatic organic material on the surface of Ceres. It doesnt exactly trip off the tongue and...

Technology

Tesla To Offer Life Insurance Bundle With All Future Car Purchases

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Google Launches New Tool For Fighting Trolls, Shares It With Developers

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Mass Effect: Andromeda First Impressions Roundup

BioWare recently gave certain video game media companies the opportunity to try the latest installment in the Mass Effect universe. With 3 hours to spend, reviewers eagerly dove into the demos and have been writing about...

Uber Gets Sued By Waymo Over Stolen Self-Driving Car Secrets

With so many tech companies vying for supremacy in the race for self-driving cars, some of them were bound to clash at some point. This is exactly what is happening between Googles driverless car division Waymo and the...

NASA Cargo Successfully Delivered To ISS Via SpaceX Dragon, Announces 7 Earth-Size Planets Around Nearby Star: Is This The Next Space Frontier?

SpaceXs the Dragon cargo ship containing over 2 tons of NASA supplies was finally captured by the robotic arm of the International Space Station (ISS). Astronauts Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of the European...
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-1.4 %

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10.5 %

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11.1 %

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AUCompany Profits Pre-Tax*

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3.6 %

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0.5 %

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0.8 %

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8.0 %

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1.0 %

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EZLoans to Non-Fin

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2.3 %

February 27 09:00 UTC 30103010m

ITFlash Trd Bal Non-EU*

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5.68 bln EUR

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EZMoney-M3 Annual Grwth*

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4.8 %

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5.0 %

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EZLoans to Households*

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2.2 %

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2.0 %

February 27 10:00 UTC 30703070m

EZCons Infl Expec

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14.5

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