Power and Influence in the NHS

Power and Influence in the NHS : Oceans Without Continents

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Explains the NHS as a political environment, and concentrates on understanding the relationships of power rather than on the role of apparent authority. The book presents a range of management frameworks and personal examples to illustrate what a primary-care-led NHS means.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 229 x 305 x 4.06mm | 117.93g
  • Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 1857752708
  • 9781857752700

Table of contents

Manifesto: from planning to political processes of development; translation of contemporary NHS into wider UK health care environment. The balance of power: devolution and difference - the impact of general practice fundholding; the scale of NHS internal change; achieving a new balance of power. Revolution: impact of choice; implications for public accountability of NHS structural change; subsidiarity and development. The dark ages: decline in NHS standards of behaviour and morale; a new paradigm of public accountability; the spiritual dimension. Counter revolution: European influences; consumerist influences; demand pressures. Renaissance: leadership by participant - observers in the NHS; modern UK health care leaders and their methods. Reformation and enlightenment: the subjective reality of the modern NHS; creating a new orthodoxy for the NHS; future hopes.
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