Ian Kirkpatrick is the Monash Warwick professor of healthcare improvement & implementation science (organisational studies) at Warwick Business School. He served as chair of Framework 7 European COST Action, focusing on the relationship between medicine and management. His current research interests are in the management, organisation and performance of health services, both in the UK and internationally.
Andrew Sturdy, Ian Kirkpatrick and Gianluca Veronesi respond to criticism from the industry of their research on the use of management consultants by NHS trusts
Management consultants are more likely to generate inefficiency, hence spending less on management consultants could improve outcomes in the healthcare system