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2013 Tansley Lecture, April 18th, 2013

The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is pleased to
present the 2013 Tansley Lecture:

Strategic Targets for Public Services: Lessons for Canada from the
English Experience

Presented by Peter C. Smith, Professor of Health Policy, Imperial
College London

When it came to power in 1997, Tony Blair's government sought to
revolutionize the way in which UK public services were planned and
delivered. In particular, it sought to focus the actions of ministers on
explicit objectives and targets, in the form of 'Public Service
Agreements' (PSAs). The distinctive feature of this system was a range
of high profile mechanisms designed to ensure that PSAs led to
measurable changes in public service performance. This presentation will
summarize the history of the PSA regime, describe some of the major
issues that arose in its implementation, and assess its general
relevance to the management of public services by governments in Canada
contemplating, implementing or using performance management regimes.

Peter C. Smith is Professor of Health Policy at Imperial College
London, where he co-directs the Centre for Health Policy. He is a
mathematics graduate from the University of Oxford, and was formerly
Director of the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York.
He is author of many academic papers on the financing and efficiency of
public services, and is with Sherry Glied joint editor of the Oxford
Handbook of Health Economics. Particular research interests include
health system performance assessment, value for money, and the equitable
financing of public services. Smith has advised many government
ministries and international agencies, including the World Health
Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the
European Commission and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and

Event Details:
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Convention Hall, Conexus Arts Centre,
200A Lakeshore Drive, Regina, SK
Cocktails: 5:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm
Keynote: 7:00 pm

Tickets and Registration:
Corporate/Group table: $400.00 + GST*
Individual: $50.00 + GST
Student: $25.00 + GST

*In purchasing a Corporate/Group table, you will receive 4 seats at a
table of 8. The remaining 4 seats will subsidize tickets for JSGS
students. Registration accepted online only.

Registrations are accepted online only. To register, please follow this

Join us during the cocktail hour to view submissions for the 2013
Policy Research Poster Competition. Winners will be announced following
Mr. Smith's presentation.

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