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Different Forms of Power Influential to Policymaking

Consider the key stakeholders within policymaking and the mechanisms of power and influence.

Different Forms of Power Influential to Policymaking
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study8 hours

Explore the political nature of evidence for policymaking in health

This short course will give you the opportunity to understand the political nature of evidence for policymaking in health. You will have the opportunity to analyse the political system within which policies are made, as well as the contextual factors that influence policy change. During the course, we will also identify the key stakeholder within policymaking and investigate the mechanisms of power and influence.

What topics will you cover?

  • The role of politics and power in the commissioning of healthcare interventions
  • How commissioning differs to procurement and purchasing
  • Multi-agency working in healthcare
  • The key stakeholders in health policy

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Reflect on and critically review the leadership challenges in implementing policy changes at a local level, including marketing and communicating the changes internally and externally
  • Evaluate local responses to national and international policy drivers and critically discuss the tensions which can arise when policy is translated into practice

Who is the course for?

People with a background in healthcare who want to progress into middle and senior management.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

I joined Coventry University in 2020 after many years in the NHS, NICE and Public Health. I have a strong knowledge of UK and International health policy and the use of health economics in policy

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry

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