Professor Rod Sheaff
Associate Dean (Research)
School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
Professor of Health and Social Services Research
BA, D.Phil. in politics, MHSM
Grants & contracts
* The Patient Safety Collaborative Evaluation Study (The PiSCES Study). Department of Health, 2015-2018, (joint lead applicant, £381883)
* Diverse Healthcare Providers: Behaviour in response to commissioners, patients and innovations. DH- HREP, 2015-2017 (lead applicant, £482k)
* NHS Commissioning Practice and Health System Governance, for NIHR Health Services and Delivery R&D Programme. (lead applicant, £483k) .
*The management and effectiveness of professional and clinical networks,for NHS Service Delivery and Organisation R&D Programme. (Lead applicant, £300k)
* Factors associated with clinical focus in NHS Trust Boards. Burdett Trust. (Co-applicant, £42k)
* Evaluation of the service network for infant mental health services. Plymouth Primary Care Trust. (Lead applicant, £ 15k)
* Continuity of care for offenders, for NHS Service Delivery andOrganisation R&D Programme. (Co-applicant, £ 300k)
*Evaluation of four programmes for preventing hospital admissions offrail elderly people under the National Innovation Forum, for CornwallCounty Council. (Lead applicant, £ 15k)
* Evaluation of redesign of services for vulnerable older people (The Evercare Project), for [English] Department of Health. (Lead researcher. £168k, financed from NPCRDC core grant).
* Organisational Form and Function: An Analysis of the Literature, for NHS Service Delivery and Organisation R&D Programme.(Lead applicant, £ 80k)
- IHC Health Technology
- Social Exclusion, Diversity and Disadvantage
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Sheaff R, Halliday J, Exworthy M, Gibson A, Allen P, Clark C, Asthana S & l Mannion R. (2019) ‘Repositioning the Boundaries between Public and Private Healthcare Providers in the English NHS’ Journal of Health Organisation and Management 33(3) DOI 10.1108/JHOM-12-2018-035
Sheaff R, Brand SL, Lloyd H, Wanner A, Fornasiero M, Briscoe S, et al. (2018) ‘From programme theory to logic models for multispecialty community providers: a realist evidence synthesis’. Health Services Delivery Research 6(24).
Sheaff, R., (2018) ‘Achieving Integrated Care for Older People: What Kind of Ship? Comment on “Achieving Integrated Care for Older People: Shuffling the Deckchairs or Making the System Watertight for the Future?” International Journal of Health Planning and Management doi 10.15171/ijhpm.2018.44
Sheaff, R., Sherriff, I. & Hennessy, C. (2018) ‘Evaluating a dementia learning community: exploratory study and research implications’, BMC Health Services Research 18:83 DOI 10.1186/s12913-018-2894-3
Quinn. C., Denman, K., Smithson, P., Owens, C., Sheaff, R., Campbell, J., Porter, I., Annison, J. & Byng, R. (2018) General practitioner contributions to achieving sustained healthcare for offenders: a qualitative study BMC Family Practice 19:22 DOI 10.1186/s12875-018-0708-7
Lloyd, H., Pearson, M., Sheaff, R., Asthana, S., Wheat, H., Sugavanam, T.,Britten, N., Valderas, J., Bainbridge, M., Witts, L, Westlake, B., Horrell, J. & Byng, R. (2017) ‘Collaborative action for person-centred coordinated care (P3C): an approach to support the development of a comprehensive system-wide solution to fragmented care’, Health Research Policy and Systems 15:98, DOI 10.1186/s12961-017-0263-z
Sheaff, R., Halliday, J., Byng, R., Øvretveit, J., Exworthy, M., Peckham, S. & Asthana, S. (2017) 'Bridging the discursive gap between lay and medical discourse in care coordination’ Sociology of Health and Illness, DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12553
Sheaff R, Halliday J, Exworthy M, Allen P, Mannion R, Asthana S, Gibson A & Clark J. 'A qualitative study of diverse providers' behaviour in response to commissioners, patients and innovators in England: research protocol' BMJ Open 2016: 6 (5) e010680. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010680.
Pinkney J, Rance S, Benger J, Brant H, Joel-Edgar S, Swancutt D, Westlake D, Pearson M, Thomas D, Holme I, Endacott R, Anderson R, Allen M, Purdy S, Campbell J, Sheaff R & Byng R (2016) 'How can frontline expertise and new models of care best contribute to safely reducing avoidable acute admissions? A mixed-methods study of four acute hospitals' Health Services Delivery Research 2016;4(3) DOI: 10.3310/hsdr04030.
Shabu S, Al-Tawil NG, Fuller M & Sheaff R (2015) 'Evidence-based health policymaking in Iraqi Kurdistan: Facilitators and barriers from the perspectives of policymakers and advisors', Zanco Journal of Medical Sciences 19 (3) 1075-1083, http://dx.doi.org/10.15218/zjms.2015.0035
Sheaff R, Endacott R, Jones R & Woodward V, (2015) 'Governance of English National Health Service trust boards. Interaction between non-executive and executive directors: observational study', BMC Health Services Research 15:470. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-015-1127-2.
Sheaff, R., Halliday, J., Øvretveit, J., Byng, R., Exworthy, M., Peckham, S., & Asthana, S. (2015). Integration and Continuity of Primary Care: Polyclinics and Alternatives, an Organisational Analysis. Health Services and Delivery Research, 3(35). http://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.3310/hsdr03350
Sheaff R, Charles N, Mahon A, Chambers N, Morando V, Exworthy M, Byng R, Mannion R, Llewellyn S. (2015) 'NHS commissioning practice and health system governance: a mixed-methods realistic evaluation' Health Services and Delivery Research 3 (10). http://dx.doi.org/10.3310/hsdr03100
Boiko O, Sheaff R, Child S & Gericke CA (2014) 'Risks, dangers and competing clinical decisions on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in hospital care' Sociology of Health and Illness 36(6):932-947
Sheaff R, Windle K, Wistow G, Ashby S, Beech R, Dickinson A, Henderson C & Knapp M. (2014) 'Reducing emergency bed-days for older people? Network governance lessons from the ”Improving the Future for Older People” Programme' Social Science and Medicine 106: 59-66 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.01.033
Sheaff R. (2013) 'Plural provision of primary medical care in England, 2002-12' Journal of Health Services Research and Policy 18 (Supp. 2) 20-28.
Beech R, Wistow G, Sheaff R, Henderson C, Dickinson A, Ashby S, Knapp M & Windle K. (2013) 'Does integrated governance lead to integrated patient care? Findings from the innovation forum" Journal of Health & Social Care in the Community 21 (6) 598-605.
Bateman AG, Sheaff R, Child S, Boiko O, Ukoumunne OC, Nokes T, et al. (2013) The implementation of NICE guidance on venous thromboembolism risk assessment and prophylaxis: a before-after observational study to assess the impact on patient safety across four hospitals in England. BMC Health Services Research. 13(1):203.
Sheaff R, Chambers N, Charles N, Exworthy M, Mahon A, Byng R & Mannion R. (2013) 'How managed a market? Modes of commissioning in England and Germany' BMC Health Services Research 13(Suppl 1):S8 *
Chambers N, Sheaff R, Byng R, Mahon A, Mannion R, Charles N, Exworthy M, Llewellyn S.(2013) 'The practice of commissioning healthcare from a private provider: learning from an in-depth case study' BMC Health Services Research 13(Suppl 1):S4
Endacott R, Sheaff R, Jones R & Woodward,V (2013) 'Clinical focus and public accountability in English NHS Trust Board meetings', Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 18 (1): 13 –20.
Child S, Sheaff R, Boiko O et al. (2013) Has incentive payment improved venous thrombo-embolism risk assessment and treatment of hospital in-patients? [v1; ref status: indexed, http://f1000r.es/8k] F1000Research 2013, 2:41 (doi: 10.3410/f1000research.2-41.v1)
Gericke CA, Boiko, O., Child, S., Nokes, T., Copplestone, A & Sheaff R, (2011) PCV143 Implementation of Evidence-Based National Guidance on Venous Thrombo-Embolism Prophylaxis for Hospital Inpatients in England Value in Health 14 (7) A390.
Sheaff R, Benson L, Farbus L, Schoﬁeld J, Mannion R, Reeves R (2010) 'Network resilience in the face of health system reform' Social Science and Medicine 70: 779–786.
Endacott R, Coope, S, Sheaff R, Padmore J, & Blakely G. (2009) 'Improving emergency care pathways: an action research approach' Emergency Medicine Journal doi:10.1136/emj.2009.082859
Sheaff R (2009) 'Medicine and management in English primary care; a shifting balance of power?' Journal of Social Policy 38 (4) 627-647.
Sheaff R, Pickard S & Dowling B (2009) 'Is evidence based organisational innovation in the NHS a chimaera - or just elusive?' Social Policy and Administration 43 (3) 290-310
Woodcock Ross, J; Hooper, L; Stenhouse, E; Doris, F; Sheaff, R. (2009) 'What are child care social workers doing in relation to infant mental health: an exploration of professional ideologies and practice preferences within an interagency context' British Journal of Social Work 39 (6) 1008–1025 doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcn029
Sheaff R, Boaden R, Sargent S, Pickard S, Gravelle H, Parker S & Roland M. (2009) 'Impacts of case management for frail elderly patients: a qualitative study.' Journal of Health Services Research and Policy 14 (2) 88 –95
Watkins M, Jones R, Lindsey L & Sheaff R (2008) 'The clinical content of NHS trust board meetings: an initial exploration' Journal of Nursing Management 16: 707-715.
Fotaki M, Roland M, Boyd A, McDonald R, Sheaff R & Smith L (2008) 'What benefits will choice bring to patients? Literature review and assessment of implications' Journal of Health Services Research and Policy 13 (3) 178-184.^
Dowling, B; Sheaff, R & Pickard S (2008) 'Governance structures and accountability in primary care' Public Money and Management 28 (4) 215-222.
Gask L, Rogers A, Campbell S & Sheaff R. (2008) 'Beyond the limits of clinical governance? The case of mental health in English primary care' BMC Health Services Research 8: 63 (26 Mar 2008).+
Waterman H, Marshall M, Noble J, Davies H, Walshe K, Sheaff R & Elwyn G (2007) 'The role of action research in the investigation and iffusion of innovations in health care: rhetoric and reality' Qualitative Health Research 17 (3) 373-381.
Sargent P, Pickard S, Sheaff R & Boaden R (2007) 'Patient and carer perceptions of case management for long-term conditions' Health & Social Care in the Community 15 (6) 511-519.
Sheaff R & Pilgrim D (2006) 'Can learning organisations survive in the newer NHS?' Implementation Science 1:27 doi:10.1186/1748-5908-1-27
Gravelle H, Dusheiko M, Sheaff R, Sargent P, Boaden R, Pickard S, Parker S & Roland M (2006) 'Impact of case management (Evercare) on frail elderly patients: controlled before and after analysis of quantitative outcome data' British Medical Journal Nov 2006; doi:10.1136/bmj.39020.413310.55
Marshall M, Noble J, Davies H, Waterman H, Walshe K, Sheaff R & Elwyn G (2006) 'Development of an information source for patients and the public about general practice services: an action research study' Health Expectations 9: 265–274.
Pickard S, Sheaff R & Dowling B (2006) 'Governance and user-responsiveness; the case of English PCTs' Social Science and Medicine 63: 373-383.
Rese A, Balabanova D, Danishevski K, McKee M & Sheaff R (2005) 'Implementing general practice in Russia: getting beyond the first steps' British Medical Journal 331 (23 July) 204-207.
Noble J, Hann M, Sheaff R & Marshall M (2005) 'A survey and audit of the first “Guides to Local Health Services” produced by Primary Care Trusts in England' Health Expectations viii 138-148
Sheaff R (2005) 'Governance in gridlock in the Russian health system; the case of Sverdlovsk Oblast' Social Science and Medicine lx: 10: 2359-69.
Mostafa M & Sheaff R (2004) 'Strategic preparation for crisis management in hospitals: Empirical evidence from Egypt' Disaster Prevention and Management xiii (5) 399-408.
Sheaff, R: Sibbald, B: Campbell, S: Roland, M: Marshall, M: Pickard, S: Gask, L: Rogers, A: Halliwell, S (2004) 'Soft governance and attitudes to clinical quality in English general practice' Journal of Health Services Research and Policy ix (3) 132-8.
Sheaff, R: Marshall, M: Rogers, A: Roland, M: Sibbald, B & Pickard S (2004) 'Governmentality by network in English primary healthcare' Social Policy and Administration xxxviii (1) 89-103.
Chew-Graham C, Rogers R, May C, Sheaff R & Ball E (2004) 'A new role for the general practitioner? Reframing “inappropriate attenders” to “inappropriate services”' Primary Health Care Research and Development v 60-7.
Sheaff R, Rogers A, Pickard S, Marshall M, Campbell S, Roland M et al. (2003) 'A Subtle Governance; “soft” medical leadership in English primary care' Sociology of Health and Illness xxv (5) 408-428.
Sheaff R: Pickard S & Smith K (2002) 'Public Service Responsiveness to Users' Demands and Needs: theory, practice and English primary healthcare' Public Administration lxxx (3) 435-52.
Sheaff R: Smith, K & Dickson, M (2002) 'Is GP restratification beginning in England?' Social Policy and Administration xxxvi (7) 765-79.
Marshall,M: Sheaff, R: Rogers, A: Campbell, S: Halliwell, S: Pickard, S: Sibbald, B & Roland, M (2002) 'A qualitative study of the cultural changes in primary care organisations needed to implement clinical governance' British Journal of General Practice lii (481) 641-5.
Rogers A, Campbell S, Gask L, Sheaff R, Marshall M, Halliwell S et al. (2002) 'Some National Service Frameworks are more equal than others: Implementing clinical governance for mental health in primary care group and trusts' Journal of Mental Health xi (2) 199-212.
Campbell, S: Sheaff, R: Sibbald, B: Marshall MN: Pickard S: Gask, L: Halliwell, S: Rogers, A & Roland, MO (2002) 'lmplementing clinical governance in English primary care groups / trusts; reconciling quality improvement and quality assurance' Oualitv and Safety in Heath Care xi 9-14.
Pickard,S: Marshall, M: Rogers, A: Roland, M: Sheaff, R: Sibbald, B: Campbell, S & Halliwell, S (2002) 'User Involvement in Clinical Governance' Health Expectations v 1-12.
Rogers, A & Sheaff, R (2001) Formal and informal systems of primary health care in an integrated system: Evidence from the United Kingdom' Health Care Papers i (2) 47-58.
Sheaff R (2000) 'The New Institutional Economics: An application to public sector service design in primary health care' Public Management ii (4) 441-455
Sheaff, R & Lloyd-Kendall, A 'Principal-agent relationships in general practice: the first wave of English PMS contracts' Journal of Health Services Research and Policy (2000) v (3)156-163.
Sheaff, R 'The development of English Primary Care Group governance. A scenario analysis' International Journal of Health Planning and Management (1999) xiv (4)257-268
Lewis R; Gillam S; Gosden, T & Sheaff, R 'Who contracts for primary care?' Journal of Public Health Medicine (1999) xxi 367-371
Pickard, S & Sheaff R 'Primary Care Groups and NHS Rationing: Implications of the Child B case' Health Care Analysis (1999) viii 37-56.
Sheaff R 'What is "primary” about primary healthcare?' Health Care Analysis (1998) vi 330~340
Sheaff R 'Primary care at the centre: policy implications of the 1998 National Health Service restructuring in the UK' Korean Review of Public Administration (1998) ii (3)17-34 *
Sheaff R 'Towards a global theory of health systems: Milton Roemer's "National Health Systems of the World"', Health Care Analysis (1998) vi (2)150-70.
Sheaff R 'Healthcare access and mobility between the UK and other European Union states: An "implementation surplus"', Health Policy (1997) xlii (3) 239-53.
Sheaff R & Bowns I 'Using case-mix as a tool for change in the Russian Heath Care System' Proceedings of the Second National Casemix Conference, Manchester 1997 pp109-115.
Sheaff R & West, M 'Marketisation, Managers and Moral Strain' Public Administration (1997) lxxv (2)193-210.
Maltseva OA & Sheaff R (1997) 'Гпавные врачи станолятся менеджерами', Здравоохранение Российской Федерации 1997 (1) 40-1 ['Chief doctors are becoming managers', Russian Federation Healthcare in Russian]
Sheaff R (1997) 'A Social Market in Health Care Faces Reform: The Seehofer Plan for the German Health System' Health Care Analysis (1997) v (3) 244-51
Sheaff, R (1996) 'A Century of Centralisation. Health and Healthcare in Cornwall' Cornish Studies iv 128-46
Sheaff R (1994) 'What kind of internal market? A cross-Europe view of the options' International Journal of Healthcare Planning and Management (1994) ix (1) 5-24.
Foster S, Normand, C & Sheaff, R (1994) 'Health Care Reform: the issues and the role of donors', The Lancet (16 July) 344: 175-7.
Sheaff R (1992) 'Consumerism Demands and Needs - Directly Managed Health Services versus internal Markets' Proceedings of EHMA 1991 Conference Madrid & Dublin 1992 (ESADEl EHMA) pp479-488
Sheaff R (1991) 'Marketing in the National Health Service; Prospects and Variants' Public Money and Management (Summer 1991) xi (2)25-32.
Responsive Healthcare Buckingham 2002 (Open UP). Chinese translation.
The Need for Healthcare London 1996 (Routledge)
Marketing for Health Services. A Framework for Communications, Evaluation and Total Quality Management, Milton Keynes 1991 (Open University Press). Reprinted 1993,1995. Portuguese translation.
Joint author or editor
Örtenblad A, Abrahamson Löfström C & Sheaff R (eds.) Management Innovations For Healthcare Organizations: Adopt, Abandon Or Adapt? New York 2016 (Routledge)
Blokhin A: Polzik Y: Ivanitsky V & Sheaff, R (eds) Лекции по Организацие и Экономике Здравоохранения Yekaterinburg 2003 (Urals State Economics University Press & DFID) (Overall editing of the book, solely written chh. 9,10,13,19 jointly written chh.14,15. Russian textbooks list editors in order of seniority not contribution. (Lektsii po organizatsiye i Ekonomikye zdravookhraneniya I Readings on Health System Economics and Organisation) (In Russian)
Blokhin A: Nichol, D: Polzik Y & Sheaff, R (eds) Лекции по Организацие Здравоохранения Yekaterinburg 2000 (Urals State Economics University Press (Overall editing, solely written chh. 3,15, jointly written ch.13.) (Lektsii po organizatsiye zdravookhraneniya I Readings on Health System Organisation) (In Russian)
Sheaff R & Peel: V (eds.); Managing Health Services Information Systems Milton Keynes 1995 (Open UP)
Sheaff R & Peel V (eds.): Best Practice in Health Care Comissioning Harlow 1993 (Longman).
Sheaff R & Allen P 'Provider Plurality and Supply-Side Reform' in Dismantling the NHS? Evaluating the impact of health reforms. Editors: Exworthy M, Mannion R, Powell M. 211-231. Bristol 2016, Policy Press.
Sheaff R & Schofield J 'Inter-organizational networks in health care. Program networks, care networks and integrated care' in Ferlie E, Montgomery K & Reff Pedderson A (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Healthcare Management, Oxford 2016, Oxford UP pp.434-458.
Örtenblad A, Abrahamson Löfström C & Sheaff R 'The relevance of management innovations for healthcare organizations' 'in Örtenblad A, Abrahamson Löfström C & Sheaff R (eds.) Management Innovations For Healthcare Organizations: Adopt, Abandon Or Adapt? New York 2016 (Routledge) pp.3-15.
Sheaff R, Abrahamson Löfström C & Örtenblad A 'Healthcare organizations and management innovations in an international perspective' 'in Örtenblad A, Abrahamson Löfström C & Sheaff R (eds.) Management Innovations For Healthcare Organizations: Adopt, Abandon Or Adapt? New York 2016 (Routledge) pp.16-31.
Sheaff, R 'Learning Organizations: panacea or irrelevance?' in Örtenblad A, Abrahamson Löfström C & Sheaff R (eds.) Management Innovations For Healthcare Organizations: Adopt, Abandon Or Adapt? New York 2016 (Routledge), pp.227-244.
Abrahamson Löfström C , Örtenblad A & Sheaff R 'Should healthcare organizations adopt, abandon or adapt management innovations?' in Örtenblad A, Abrahamson Löfström C & Sheaff R (eds.) Management Innovations For Healthcare Organizations: Adopt, Abandon Or Adapt? New York 2016 (Routledge) pp.431-450.
Sheaff R (2008) 'Medicine and management in English primary care; a shifting balance of power?' in Ferlie E (ed) Organisational Behaviour in Healthcare London: Palgrave, ch.1 pp.1-18.
Schofield J, Sheaff R, Mannion R, Dowling B, Marshall M & McNally R (2008) 'Va Va Voom, Size doesn’t matter: Form and Function in the NHS' in Ferlie E (ed) Organisational Behaviour in Healthcare London: Palgrave. ch.5, pp.59-74.
Sheaff R, Pickard S & Dowling B (2006) 'Is evidence based organisational innovation a delusion?' in Harrison A (ed) Innovations in Health Care: A Reality Check Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, ch.12/pp174-186.
Sheaff R, Badia JG, Marshall M & Švab I (2006) 'The evolving public-private mix' in Saltman A, Rico A & Boerma W (eds.) PHC in the Driver's Seat? Organizational Reform in European PHC Maidenhead: Open University Press / European Health Observatories, ch.7/pp.129-146.
Dowling, B: Sheaff R & Pickard S (2006) 'Accountability in primary care: the influence of governance structure', in Tavakoli, M & Davis, H (eds.) Reforming Health Systems: Analysis and Evidence, ch.4 /pp47-58.
Sibbald, B: Sheaff, R & Roland, M (2004) 'Primary Care Reform in the UK' in Wilson, R: Short SED & Dorland J (eds.) Implementing Primary Reform. Barriers and Facilitators Montreal, McGill-Queens UP, pp39-48.
Sheaff, R: Rogers, A: Pickard S: Marshall M: Campbell S: Roland M: SIbbald B & Halliwell S.(2003) 'Medical leadership in English primary care networks' in Dopson, S & Mark A (eds.) Leadership in healthcare London, Palgrave ch1, pp.3-15.
Sheaff R. (2003) ['Dokazatel'naya meditsina i menedzhment' /'Knowledge-based healthcare and management'], in in Blokhin A.B, Ivanitskii, V.P, Polzik E.V & Sheaff R (eds.) (2003) Лекции по организации и экономике Здравоохранении / Lektsii po organisatsii i ekonomike zdravookhranenii / Readings in healthcare organisation and economics Ekaterinburg, Urals State Economics University Press, ch.19/pp. 333-351. In Russian.
Rogers A & Sheaff R (2003) ['Integratsii formal'noi i nyeformal'noi sistemy pervichnovo zvena zdravookhraneniya'/'integration of formal and informal primary care'], in Blokhin A.B, Ivanitskii, V.P, Polzik E.V & Sheaff R (eds.) (2003) Лекции по организации и экономике Здравоохранении / Lektsii po organisatsii i ekonomike zdravookhranenii / Readings in healthcare organisation and economics Ekaterinburg, Urals State Economics University Press, ch.15/pp.277-304. In Russian.
Sheaff, R & Lloyd-Kendall, A (2003) ['Vzaimootnosheniya “zakazchik-postavshchik” meditsinskikh uslug v obshchei praktikye v Velikiobritanii'/'Mutual relationships between principals and agents in British general practice'], in Blokhin A.B, Ivanitskii, V.P, Polzik E.V & Sheaff R (eds.) (2003) Лекции по организации и экономике Здравоохранении / Lektsii po organisatsii i ekonomike zdravookhranenii / Readings in healthcare organisation and economics Ekaterinburg, Urals State Economics University Press, ch.14/pp.243-261. In Russian.
Sheaff R.(2003) ['Analiz stsenariya v politikye zdravookhraneniya i organizatsionnom issledovanie' / 'Scenario analysis in health policy and organisational research'], in Blokhin A.B, Ivanitskii, V.P, Polzik E.V & Sheaff R (eds.) (2003) Лекции по организации и экономике Здравоохранении / Lektsii po organisatsii i ekonomike zdravookhranenii / Readings in healthcare organisation and economics Ekaterinburg, Urals State Economics University Press, ch.13/pp.229-242. In Russian.
Sheaff R. (2003) ['Novaya obshchestvennaya ekonomika v priemneniya k proektirovanno sistemy upravleniya gosudarstvennoi sluzhboi v pervichnom zvenye zdravookhraneniya Velikobritannii' /'New public economics and the proposed management system for state primary care services in Britain'], in Blokhin A.B, Ivanitskii, V.P, Polzik E.V & Sheaff R (eds.) (2003) Лекции по организации и экономике Здравоохранении / Lektsii po organisatsii i ekonomike zdravookhranenii / Readings in healthcare organisation and economics Ekaterinburg, Urals State Economics University Press, ch.10/pp.171-189. In Russian.
Sheaff R. (2003) ['Oplata truda vrachei: mezhdunarodniye opyt i varianti'/'Medical payments: international experience and variants'], in Blokhin A.B, Ivanitskii, V.P, Polzik E.V & Sheaff R (eds.) (2003) Лекции по организации и экономике Здравоохранении / Lektsii po organisatsii i ekonomike zdravookhranenii / Readings in healthcare organisation and economics Ekaterinburg, Urals State Economics University Press, ch.9/pp.151-70. In Russian.
Sheaff R 'A Problematic Transition from Networks to Organisations: The Case of English Primary Care Groups' in Ashburner, L (ed.) Organisational behaviour and organisational studies in health care. Reflections on the future Basingstoke 2001 (Palgrave) ch.9, pp166-183
Sheaff R & Lloyd-Kendall A 'GP independence under threat? The first wave Prirnary Care Act Pilot Site contracts' in Hann, A (ed.) Analysing Health Policy Basingstoke 1999 (Ashgate)
Sheaff R 'Contracting for primary Care' in Lewis, R & Gillam, S (eds.) Transforming Primary Care London 1999, Kings Fund ch7 pp68-77.
Sheaff R '"Last Time Buyers"; Markets and Marketing in Services for the Elderly' in Lesser, HR (ed.) Aging, Autonomy and Resources Aldershot 1999 (Ashgate) ch.10, ppl6l-179
Sheaff R 'Professionalisation and Policy: NHS Managers and Codes of Ethics' in Cribb, A (ed.) Markets, Managers and Public Service? Professional Ethics in the New Welfare State London 1998 (CPPR, Kings College) pp47-70.
Sheaff R 'Marketing and the Internal Market' in Rea, C (ed.) Managing Clinical Directorates Harlow 1993 (Longman), ch.11; revision, 1996.
Sheaff R 'Screening and Discrimination - Resource Implications of New Technology' in Brornham, D (ed.) Ethics in Reproductive Medicine Berlin & London 1992 (Springer Verlag), ch. 13 pp133-144
Sheaff R 'United Kingdom [Health System]' in Leadbeater, N (ed.) Handbook of European Health Services Dublin 1992 (European Healthcare Management Association) p127-134.
Sheaff R 'An International Comparison; The Leningrad Experiment' in Cook, H (ed.) The NHS - Private Sector Interface Harlow 1990 (Longman) ch.3., pp33-46.
Sheaff R & Schofield A; 'Commercialisation, Competition and Quality in the NHS' in Cook, H (ed.) The NHS - Private Sector Interface Harlow 1990 (Longman) ch.5, pp57-78.
'Needs and Justice in Heath Resource Allocation' in Fairbairn, S (ed.) Ethical Issues In Carinq. Basingstoke 1988 (Gower), ch.11, pp.119-133.
Sheaff R, Bethune R, Doran N, Ball S, Medina-Lara A, Lang I, Fornasiero M, McGregor-Harper J & Harris M (2019) The Patient Safety Collaborative Evaluation Study (The PiSCES Study) National Institute for Health Research Policy Research Programme Project PR-R11-0914-12002.
Sheaff R, Halliday J, Exworthy M, Gibson A, Allen P, Clarke J, Asthana S & Mannion R. (2018) Diverse Healthcare Providers: Behaviour in response to commissioners, patients and innovations London, National Institute for Health Research Policy Research Programme Project PR-X03-1113-11005.
Sheaff R & Sherriff I, Evaluation of the South Devon Dementia Learning Community (2016), Plymouth, Schools of Government.and Medicine.
Byng R, Weyer Brown C, Sheaff R, Samele C, Duggan S, Harrison D, Owens C, Smithson P, Wright C, Annison J, Brown C, Taylor R, Henley W, Qureshi A, Shenton D, Porter I, Warrington C. & Campbell J. (2012) COCOA: Care for Offenders Continuity of Access London: NIHR.
Sheaff R, Child S, Schofield J, Dowling B, Pickard S & Mannion R (2012) Understanding professional partnerships and non-hierarchical organisations. London: NIHR.
Sheaff R, Schofield J, Charles N, Benson L, Mannion R & Reeves D (2011) The management and effectiveness of professional and clinical networks London: NIHR.
Byng, R., Newbold, L., Qureshi, A., Weyer-Brown, C., Bannon, J., Pooler, J., Zahra, D., Taylor, R., Henley, W., Sheaff, R., & Anderson, R. (2011) The South West Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Evaluation Study. Plymouth, PCMD.
Henderson C, Sheaff R, Dickinson A, Beech R, Wistow G, Windle K, Ashby S & Knapp M (2011) Unplanned hospital admissions of older people: exploring the issues. London: NIHR.
Endacott R, Woodward V, Jones R & Sheaff R (2010) Factors associated with clinical focus in NHS Trust Boards London: Burdett Trust for Nursing
Padmore J, Cooper S, Sheaff R & Endacott, R (2007) Whole systems emergency care project (Dorset) Improving emergency care pathways: Right care, right place, right time? An action learning service evaluation and improvement project. Clinical decision unit literature review and report Plymouth: University of Plymouth
Sheaff R, Hooper L, Stenhouse E, Woodcock Ross J, Dewdney-York B, Farrand P & Clibbens J (2007) Redesign of Infant Mental Health Services in Plymouth Plymouth: University of Plymouth
Boaden R, Dusheiko M, Gravelle H, Parker S, Pickard S, Roland M, Sargent P & Sheaff R (2006) Evercare evaluation: final report Manchester: NPCRDC
Fotaki M; Boyd A; Smith L; McDonald R; Roland M; Sheaff R; Edwards A & Elwyn G (2006) Can choice for all improve health for all? The evidence on whether NHS patients can and should become consumers of health care London, NHS-SDO
Fotaki M; Boyd A; Smith L; McDonald R; Roland M; Sheaff R; Edwards A & Elwyn G (2005) Patient Choice and the Organisation and Delivery of Health Services: Scoping Review Manchester and London (CPPM & NCCSDO)
Boaden R; Dusheiko M; Gravelle H; Parker S; Pickard S; Roland M; Sargent P; Sheaff R (lead investigator) (2005) Evercare Evaluation Interim Report: Implications for supporting people with long term conditions in the NHS Manchester: NPCRDC
Marshall M, Noble J, Davies H, Walshe K, Waterman H, Sheaff R & Elwyn G (2005) Producing information about general practice services that makes sense to patients and public NPCRDC research report (to BUPA Foundation)
Sheaff R, Schofield J, Mannion R, Dowling B, Marshall M & McNally R (2004) Organisational factors and performance: a review of the literature NHS Service Delivery and Organisation R&D Programme Programme of Research on Organisational Form and Function
Sheaff R & EW O'Grady; Consumerism, Marketing and Quality in the NHS Bristol 1989 (NHS Training Authority)
The Data Analysis Function in the Health Service of the 1990s; Towards a Development Strategy Manchester 1989 (NHSTA & HSMU)