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Doctors in the driving seat? Reforms in NHS primary care and commissioning

Elke Heins

in Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312741
eISBN:
9781447312857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

In Chapter Three, Elke Heins examines NHS reforms in relation to primary care and commissioning, principally through the government's Health and Social Care Act 2012. Taking effect in April 2013, the ... More


Health inequalities in England’s changing public health system

David J. Hunter and Linda Marks

in Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198703358
eISBN:
9780191772603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703358.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter assesses the relationship between different ways of understanding a ‘public health system’ and action on health inequalities. After briefly reviewing the historical evolution of the UK’s ... More


Orders of change in the ordered changes in the NHS

Martin Powell

in Dismantling the NHS?: Evaluating the Impact of Health Reforms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447330226
eISBN:
9781447330271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330226.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The author introduces the difficulty in conceptualising or measuring change in health systems. The author states that in this chapter draws on the account of Hall which differentiates between first, ... More


Dismantling the NHS?: Evaluating the Impact of Health Reforms

Mark Exworthy, Russell Mannion, and Martin Powell (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447330226
eISBN:
9781447330271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330226.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book provides an in-depth analysis of the NHS reforms ushered in by UK Coalition Government under the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, arguably the most extensive reforms ever introduced in the ... More


Clinically led commissioning: past, present and future?

Kath Checkland, Anna Coleman, Imelda McDermott, and Stephen Peckham

in Dismantling the NHS?: Evaluating the Impact of Health Reforms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447330226
eISBN:
9781447330271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330226.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

One of the key elements of the Health and Social Care Act 2010 (HSCA 2012) was the transfer of responsibility for commissioning healthcare services from managerially led Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to ... More


Health

Polly Vizard, Polina Obolenskaya, and Emily Jones

in Social Policy in a Cold Climate: Policies and their Consequences Since the Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447327714
eISBN:
9781447327745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327714.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines health spending, outputs and outcomes in England in the aftermath of the 2007 financial crisis, covering the 2007-2010 Labour administration under Gordon Brown, and the ... More


Turbulence in the Two Systems

Rebecca Kolins Givan

in The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801450051
eISBN:
9781501706028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450051.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter shows that neither the US nor the UK health care systems are necessarily currently at a major turning point, but they are in a process of constant change. The Health and Social Care Act ... More


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