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Who choosing what? The evolution of the use of ‘choice’ in the NHS, and its importance for New Labour

Ian Greener

in Social Policy Review 15: UK and international perspectives

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424709
eISBN:
9781447303428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424709.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter addresses the role of ‘choice’ in UK health policy documents. It studies the changes in who is meant to make choices in the National Health Service and the kinds of choices that they are ... More


Structural stigma, institutional trust and the risk agenda in mental health policy

Joanne Warner

in Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349415
eISBN:
9781447303466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter begins with a brief analysis of the ‘changing work paradigm’ in globalised economies and the evidence for the impact of this on mental health outcomes, particularly in terms of those who ... More


Health policy under New Labour: not what it seems?

Ruane Sally

in Social policy review 22: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427113
eISBN:
9781447303497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427113.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter suggests that health policy under ‘New Labour’ is not entirely what it seems, exploring a number of contradictions in health policy and the role of ‘spin’ in government at the same time. ... More


One, or four? The National Health Service in 2006

Stephen Peckham

in Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349415
eISBN:
9781447303466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter identifies a continuing divergence in 2006 between the four national health services within the UK as a result of devolution. Different solutions are emerging to common problems across ... More


Modernising services, empowering users? Adult social care in 2006

Kirstein Rummery

in Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349415
eISBN:
9781447303466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines the way in which the overarching discourse of modernisation of adult care services has masked some of the conflicts inherent in policy developments in 2006, particularly those ... More


Creating a patient-led NHS: empowering ‘consumers’ or shrinking the state?

Ruth McDonald

in Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses developments in health policy. It makes clear that individual choice has a number of different roles to play in healthcare. It explains that the introduction of patient choice ... More


The NHS in England: from modernisation to marketisation?

Judith Allsop and Rob Baggott

in Social Policy Review 16: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424716
eISBN:
9781447303435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424716.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter looks at the fast pace of recent reform in health policy. The continuous process of organisational and structural change has been coupled with the significant additional resources that ... More


Transforming the NHS: the story in 2004

Klein Rudolf

in Social Policy Review 17

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346704
eISBN:
9781447303442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter reviews the latest series of policies that were designed to ‘transform’ the National Health Service, and places them in the context of the evolving approach of Labour to health service ... More


Power and autonomy of older people in long-term care: cross-national comparison and learning

Henglien (Lisa) Chen

in Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349415
eISBN:
9781447303466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The current trend in many European countries is shifting caring responsibilities towards the individual and promoting independence among older people. This chapter argues that older people who need ... More


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