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A role for independent peer review: reflections on the gateway review process

Cluley, Victoria; Radnor, Zoe; Salvatori, Federica; Whiting, Andrew


Assistant Professor in Sociology

Zoe Radnor

Federica Salvatori

Andrew Whiting


Healthcare organisations face constant pressure to change in order to pursue quality and performance improvements. As a result, professionals are often said to be experiencing change fatigue. This can be problematic for policy implementation initiatives. This paper reflects on an informal Gateway Review of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland's Integrated Point of Access Programme to make the case for independent peer review of healthcare management change programmes in order to work towards reducing change fatigue and its impacts. Peer review has been identified as an effective but underused process across health and social care provision and management. With this in mind, the Gateway Review outlined here is used to exemplify some of the practical benefits and challenges of external peer review. Based on this experience, a number of learning points and recommendations are outlined for those undertaking or thinking about undertaking peer review in healthcare management.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 8, 2018
Online Publication Date May 12, 2018
Publication Date May 12, 2018
Deposit Date Jan 20, 2023
Journal British Journal of Healthcare Management
Print ISSN 1358-0574
Electronic ISSN 1759-7382
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Issue 5
Pages 242-249
Keywords Health Policy; Leadership and Management
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