Ross W Millar

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Two-alternative forced-choice procedures were used to measure the detectability of bright and dark bars at various locations across luminance patterns that produced Mach bands. Detection performance was significantly affected by both dark and bright Mach bands: poor detection performance was observed at locations near, but not in, the Mach bands; relatively(More)
CONTEXT Recurring problems with patient safety have led to a growing interest in helping hospitals' governing bodies provide more effective oversight of the quality and safety of their services. National directives and initiatives emphasize the importance of action by boards, but the empirical basis for informing effective hospital board oversight has yet(More)
OBJECTIVES To contribute towards an understanding of hospital board composition and to explore board oversight of patient safety and health care quality in the English NHS. METHODS We reviewed the theory related to hospital board governance and undertook two national surveys about board management in NHS acute and specialist hospital trusts in England.(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine whether the Health System Reforms delivered the promise of being a coherent and mutually supporting reform programme; to identify the underlying programme theory of the reform programme; to reflect on whether lessons have been learned. METHODS Documentary analysis mapping the implicit and explicit programme theories about how the(More)
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore recent healthcare reform in China. Reflecting on the current literature, the viewpoint argues that greater attention should be paid to healthcare reform in China as a public policy process, particularly one that is built on policy experimentation. Design/methodology/approach - The viewpoint argues that while(More)
  • R W Millar, K Gallacher, +5 authors D J Paul
  • 2015
The room temperature photoluminescence from Ge nanopillars has been extended from 1.6 μm to above 2.25 μm wavelength through the application of tensile stress from silicon nitride stressors deposited by inductively-coupled-plasma plasma-enhanced chemical-vapour-deposition. Photoluminescence measurements demonstrate biaxial equivalent tensile strains of up(More)
BACKGROUND Hospital boards, those executive members charged with developing appropriate organisational strategies and cultures, have an important role to play in safeguarding the care provided by their organisation. However, recent concerns have been raised over boards' ability to enact their duty to ensure the quality and safety of care. This paper offers(More)
  • Ross Millar
  • 2012
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to reflect on social enterprise as an organisational form in health organisation and management. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH The paper presents a critique of the underlying assumptions associated with social enterprise in the context of English health and social care. FINDINGS The rise of social enterprise models of(More)
The governance of patient safety is a challenging concern for all health systems. Yet, while the role of executive boards receives increased scrutiny, the area remains theoretically and methodologically underdeveloped. Specifically, we lack a detailed understanding of the performative aspects at play: what board members say and do to discharge their(More)