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Conservative health policy: change, continuity and policy influence

Rob Baggott

in The Conservative Party and social policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424334
eISBN:
9781447303718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424334.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter addresses the health policy of the Conservative Party. First, it describes the theories of party politics that have some utility in explaining policy change and continuity. In ... More


Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition

Douglas Besharov and Karen Baehler (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199990313
eISBN:
9780199346363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990313.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The story of China’s spectacular economic growth is well known. Less well known is the country’s equally dramatic, though not always equally successful, social policy transition. Between the ... More


The NHS after 10 years of New Labour

Calum Paton

in Modernising the welfare state: The Blair legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420404
eISBN:
9781447302834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420404.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter reviews New Labour's health policy, focusing on the modernization of the NHS. New Labour has influenced levels of NHS expenditure for the future by its financial settlements for the NHS ... More


‘Mere oblivion’:: The fate of the institution and the advent of 113 community care

Ian Butler and Mark Drakeford

in Scandal, social policy and social welfare: 2nd, Rev. Ed

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347466
eISBN:
9781447303312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347466.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The Ely Hospital scandal marks a historic moment in Britain, ushering in an avalanche of scandal in mental-health institutions that was to last for nearly fifteen years. This chapter traces the ... More


Quasi-markets in healthcare

Julian Le Grand

in Making social policy work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349583
eISBN:
9781447302742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349583.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines quasi-markets in publicly funded systems of healthcare, particularly as they have developed in the UK in the last two decades. It begins with a brief review of the theory behind ... More


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