Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781861346094 Published November 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9781861346087 Published November 2008 For sale in North and South America only

Healthcare in the UK

Understanding continuity and change

Ian Greener

Healthcare in the UK
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Ian Greener

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

304 pages | 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 | © 2009
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781861346094 Published November 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9781861346087 Published November 2008 For sale in North and South America only
The National Health Service (NHS) is undergoing a period of significant reform, with the reintroduction of the internal market, a focus on patient choice and the controversial introduction of 'foundation hospitals' - all central to New Labour's strategy for changing healthcare in the UK. This book contends that attempts to reform the NHS can only be understood by reference to both the wider social and political contexts, and to the organisational and ideational legacies present within the NHS itself. It aims to take students beyond a basic understanding of the historical development of health policy in the UK, to one that demonstrates an appreciation of the interactions between health policy, organisation and society. "Healthcare in the UK" acts as a crucial bridge between conventional textbooks on the NHS and contemporary health policy research; provides a theoretically rigorous but accessible account of the development of policy and organisational change not found elsewhere and provides recommendations for how the NHS can be better organised in the future. The book is aimed at third-year and postgraduate students of politics, public management and health studies. It provides a theoretically inspired account of the development of health policy and organisation in the UK which will also be of interest to academics and researchers in the field.
Contents
List of tables and boxes
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations

1. Introduction
2. The creation of the NHS and its relevance for today
3. The tripartite split
4. The double-bed
5. Funding the NHS
6. Managing in the NHS
7. Nursing
8. The role of the public in health policy
9. Health policy under Labour
10. Conclusion

References
Index
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