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Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning (CHILL)


CHILL is Nottingham University Business School’s internationally renowned research centre dedicated to improving and innovating healthcare management and leadership. We help healthcare providers respond to and meet the challenges of changing policy, service reorganisation and care delivery.

We achieve this by:

  • undertaking cutting-edge research that underpins innovation in healthcare
  • providing consultancy services to the healthcare sector 
  • delivering world-class teaching and learning opportunities for healthcare professionals enabling them to become transformational leaders

CHILL's expertise

We support service innovation, continuous learning and transformational leadership.

Our work is focused on four key strategic service priorities:

  • improving quality and safety
  • sustaining innovation
  • integrating care organisations
  • implementation and evaluation framework

A Royal Society of Medicine and ITN Productions “Doctors of the Future” campaign collaboration with CHILL at Nottingham University Business School. 

The film includes contributions from Mr Adam Brooks, Director of the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, and an Executive Healthcare MBA alumnus, Professor Justin Waring (Director of CHILL) and the Business School's Chris Mahon (Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship).  


News and events

NHS - Sustainability under threat- Lords Committee

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has slammed the ‘short-sightedness’ of successive governments for failing to plan effectively for the long-term future of the health service and adult social care.

Lord Patel speaking about the work of the Committee

Dr Paul Windrum and Dr Penelope Siebert, both of CHILL, recently gave evidence to the committee and presented the key findings included in CHILL’s Evaluation of Seven Day GP Access report which was published earlier this year.

Read the House of Lords report


 CHILL Seminars 2017

26th April 2017: Instrumental Regulation

The use of competency frameworks for the assessment of professionals’ competence, or fitness to practice, is expanding. Those who commission or use such frameworks are often unaware of the deep level of change they engender.

Dr. Bridget Hanna's research explores the impact of a changed regulatory and assessment framework on the professional practice and identity constructions of regulated psychologists.

Dr Bridget Hanna is a Lecturer in Work Psychology at Edinburgh Napier University

Register for the April seminar



22nd March 2017: Finding the Feeling

Working in partnership with Boots and Nottingham Forest Football in the Community, CHILL were asked to evaluate the design and implementation of their sport and nutrition holiday programme for 5 to 11 year olds and their families, across communities in Nottingham. The evaluation is now complete and the Feel Good Club will continue to develop based on the success of this. 

Our CHILL seminar presented the findings of the evaluation and offered an opportunity to network with those involved.

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Executive Healthcare MBA

CHILL MBA Healthcare. Student in a lab looking down a microscopeOur quality research underpins the Business School’s Executive Healthcare MBA - a course which prepares healthcare professionals for the challenges of organising and delivering complex healthcare services. 

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Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning

Jubilee Campus

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6183
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6667