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Health specialists win European award for best publication

29 June 2006

A book whose co-authors include three UCL academics - Professor Trisha Greenhalgh (UCL Primary Care & Population Sciences), Professor Paul Bate and Dr Glenn Robert (both UCL Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education) - last night won the 2006 Baxter Award from the European Health Management Association.

'Diffusion of Innovations in Health Service Organisations: a systematic literature review' (Blackwell Publishing) explores how innovations in health service practice and organisation can be disseminated and implemented. The research was funded by the NHS Service Delivery & Organisation research and development programme and involved the University of Surrey.

Funded by the Baxter Corporation, the Baxter Award is awarded for an outstanding publication and/or practical contribution to excellence in healthcare management in Europe. The award is judged on the basis of practical impact on healthcare management; the importance of the subject matter; the innovativeness of the project; and how well it can be transferred from one country to another.

Professor Bate will be collecting the $5,000 Award on behalf of his four co-authors at this week's European Health Management Association conference in Budapest. This is the second time Professor Greenhalgh has won the award, following her success in 2000 with the book 'Groups: A guide to small group work in health care, education, management, and research' (Radcliffe Publishing).