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    DescriptionFor 20 years, British governments of both the left and right have tried to improve the management of the NHS. But the distinctive contribution of the Thatcher governments of the 1980s has defined this very much in terms of controlling health professionals: doctors, nurses and others. This volume offers an explanation of why this approach was adopted. It examines in detail the various methods of control employed and assesses the consequences for the future of professional work and organization in the NHS. The book should be interest to a wide range of health professionals including doctors, nurses, health authority members and managers and should also be useful for students of social policy and health studies.


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    Title
    Controlling Health Professionals
    Subtitle
    The Future of Work and Organization in the National Health Service
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Harrison, By (author) Christopher Pollitt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 194
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780335096435
    ISBN 10: 0335096433
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.0
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    BIC subject category V2: KJM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BIC subject category V2: JPQB, KNV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    BIC subject category V2: MBPM
    BISAC V2.8: MED035000, EDU015000
    DC22: 362.1068
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RA412.5.G7
    DC20: 362.10683
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: KJM, JPQB, KNV, MBPM
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    index, bibliography
    Publisher
    OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 February 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Milton Keynes
    Review quote
    "...it can be recommended to all health professionals and students of social policy." - The International Journal of Social Psychiatry "...this is an extremely clear and well-organised discussion: it is concise and measured, linking contemporary debates about policy with important arguments about managerialism and professionalism...an excellent commentary on some of the most important developments which have occurred in NHS management-professional relationships in the last decade. It will be extremely useful for teaching and also as an orientation for sociologists (and others) working outside medical sociology or health service studies who want to gain valuable insights into the continuing struggle for control within the NHS." - Reviewing Sociology "There are several reasons why social scientists, particularly those of us in the United States, should avail themselves of this volume...it would be anexercise well worth taking to extend the plethora of insights and observations contained in this excellent volume." - Disabilities Studies QHY
    Table of contents
    Professionals and managers finance for health care - supply, demand and rationing challenging the professionals incorporating the professionals changing the environment the future of managerial and professional work in the NHS