Owen Hughes


New data-led NHS safety strategy lets patients log concerns

A fresh drive to improve patient safety across the NHS will see patients able to log concerns about their care via a new digital service accessible through their smartphone.
Journal article

Into the purple zone: deconstructing the politics/administration distinction

Describes the politics/administration interface as variable - either a “purple zone” of interaction between the red of politics and the blue of administration, or a clear line, depending on contextual factors.
Journal article

Public value and political astuteness in the work of public managers: the art of the possible

The public value framework, with its call for more entrepreneurial activities by public managers, has attracted concern and criticism about its implicit breaching of the politics/administration dichotomy. This article explores the role of political astuteness not only in discerning and creating public value, but also...