New Politics of the NHS

New Politics of the NHS

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Suitable for students of Social policy, Health policy, Public policy and Nursing as well as health care professionals.This exciting new book covers the political history of the NHS from 1948 to the present day. It traces the way in which successive governments have tried to deal with problems of a centralised health care system, specifically the tensions between central control and local responsiveness and between managerial influence and medical autonomy. In doing so it examines the role of different actors in the health care policy arena: political parties, professions, consumers and interest more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 15mm | 406g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130177377
  • 9780130177377

Table of contents

1. The Politics of Creation 2. The Politics of Consolidation 3. The Politics of Technocratic Change 4. The Politics of Disillusionment 5. The Politics of Value for Money 6. The Politics of the Big Bang 7. The Politics of the Third Way 8. The Balance Sheetshow more

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