Centre for Health Leadership & Enterprise

Centre for
Health Leadership & Enterprise

Based at Cambridge Judge Business School the centre provides a platform for the 20% of school faculty engaged in health-related research. We facilitate links between faculty, MBA and research students, the wider university, the local healthcare system, and public and private practitioners to address challenges of the healthcare industry, and support the development of teaching and research capabilities and the effective translation of research into practice.

Research Update

Workload and patient treatment

People with serious ailments naturally desire immediate access to the best specialist. But as specialist care is the most expensive part of healthcare, it needs to be managed, and the process to getting the right patient to the right specialist at the right time is known as "gatekeeping". People may expect healthcare access to vary by the needs of patients, but not in a substantial way due to day-to-day changes in the workload of the gatekeeper and that has been the common assumption in healthcare literature. A new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School challenges this assumption and provides evidence that gatekeeping behaviour varies significantly with the gatekeeper's workload. Read more

Latest News & Events

We welcome Jessica Watts as a Fellow in Health Management

Over a 25-year career in NHS Management, our new Fellow in Health Management, Jessica Watts, has worked as a senior leader at national, regional and local level in both NHS commissioning and provider organisations, including director posts held at Board level. Jessica now works as an independent healthcare consultant specialising in organisational and leadership development and large scale transformational programme delivery. She is Programme Director for the University of Cambridge Judge Business School & Cambridge University Health Partners Clinical Leadership & Management Development Programme.

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