The New Politics of the NHS

The New Politics of the NHS

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The New Politics of the NHS has become established over a quarter century and five editions as the key overview of the NHS and its processes and paths of influence. This latest edition remains a clear, easy-to-read guide to often complex debates. It encompasses both the background of the evolution of the NHS since its foundation, and a completely up-to-date picture of its present and future in a more pluralistic - and possibly more financially austere - era in which deference to medical expertise is eroding and information on health and care is far more widely available. Assuming no prior knowledge of NHS politics and systems, The New Politics of the NHS focuses on management, structure, centralisation, funding, economic performance, challenges, current party political debates, interest groups and rationing, and also on the NHS's institutional and cultural continuity as a tax-funded service providing comprehensive, universal healthcare free at the point of delivery. It is a vital update for all healthcare professionals, NHS managers, policy makers and shapers, and those in special interest groups including patient advocacy organisationsIn this essay the outgoing chairman notes the con I„icting pressures to which the Healthcare Commission was exposed, with ... eects of targets, see Gwyn Bevan and Christopher Hood, `Have targets improved performance in the English NHS?

Title:The New Politics of the NHS
Author: Rudolf Klein
Publisher:Radcliffe Publishing - 2010

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