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Induction: At an organizational level

Les Gemmell

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0029
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the importance of induction programmes. The induction programme at the organizational level is an essential constituent of the employment process of every doctor. The programme ... More


The NHS Reforms as a Response to First‐Order Challenges

Peter Taylor‐Gooby

in Reframing Social Citizenship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546701
eISBN:
9780191720420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546701.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Chapters 8 and 9 seek to anchor the analysis of the previous three chapters in a concrete policy context by considering the impact of recent reforms in the field of UK health care. The NHS is the ... More


Second‐Order Challenges: Disenchantment, Disquiet, and Mistrust

Peter Taylor‐Gooby

in Reframing Social Citizenship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546701
eISBN:
9780191720420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546701.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter explores public understanding of and responses to the reform programme in more detail. Analysis of attitude surveys, media discussions, and political debates shows that the NHS remains ... More


Knowledge to Action?: Evidence-Based Health Care in Context

Sue Dopson and Louise Fitzgerald

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259014
eISBN:
9780191718113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259014.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

Health services can and should be improved by applying research findings about best practice. This book explores why it proves notoriously difficult to implement change based on research evidence in ... More


Integration at Any Price: The Case of the NHS National Programme for Information Technology

Justin Keen

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the unintended consequences of a huge technology-based modernization project: the NHS National Programme for Information Technology in England. The project was envisaged by ... More


Public Health and Primary Care: Partners in Population Health

Alison Hill, Siân Griffiths, and Stephen Gillam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198508533
eISBN:
9780191723780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508533.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Primary care teams have had a long established role in public health, providing preventive services to populations, through the registered population in general practice. This model of a registered ... More


Trust boards structure, responsibilities, and communication

Nick Coleman

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0045
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

NHS Trusts were established in the 1990s with governance frameworks modelled on private sector organizations. This included each Trust having a Board with overall responsibility for future direction, ... More


Bureaucracy and money

Sara Booth, Polly Edmonds, and Margaret Kendall

in Palliative care in the acute hospital setting: A practical guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238927
eISBN:
9780191730092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238927.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines funding and bureaucracy issues that may influence the operation of palliative care teams in acute hospitals in Great Britain. It describes the bureaucratic structure of the ... More


Hypothecation

Julian Le Grand

in Motivation, Agency, and Public Policy: Of Knights and Knaves, Pawns and Queens

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266999
eISBN:
9780191600869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266999.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Considers increasing individual citizens’ control over the fiscal system through hypothecation, or the earmarking of particular tax revenues for specific uses. It argues that the idea should be ... More


The New Public Management in Action

Ewan Ferlie, Lynn Ashburner, Louise Fitzgerald, and Andrew Pettigrew

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289029
eISBN:
9780191684661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289029.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This book analyses the changes in the organization and management of the UK public services over the last fifteen years, looking particularly at the restructured NHS. The book presents an up-to-date ... More


Reengineering Health Care: The Complexities of Organizational Transformation

Terry McNulty and Ewan Ferlie

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269075
eISBN:
9780191699351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269075.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

Organizations are being urged to experiment with new structures and processes. A ‘process perspective’ on organizing is emerging as a major challenge to ‘functional’ principles of organizing ... More


Older People and Healthcare

Jonathan Herring

in Older People in Law and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229024
eISBN:
9780191705274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229024.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the health care services offered to the elderly. In particular, it reviews claims that ‘age-based rationing’ takes place within the NHS and addresses the debate as to whether ... More


Risk assurance

Elizabeth Haxby

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

National Health Service (NHS) Hospital Trusts are required to have in place systems of internal control which identify and control risks to an acceptable level. This chapter discusses risk management ... More


Risk management standards

Gaynor Pickavance

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) is a Special Health Authority established in 1995 to administer the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) and provide a means for NHS organizations to fund ... More


The Trust Board

Paul Williams OBE

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

NHS Trusts are legally constituted, publicly funded bodies, responsible for providing safe and sustainable services within the resources made available to them. These responsibilities are discharged ... More


Strategy and strategic planning: Setting the direction at a Trust level

Gareth Goodier

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The Board sets the strategic direction for the Trust, taking into account information and views from all stakeholders. Staff and patients are crucial in this, but information must also be sought from ... More


Putting the business into the NHS

Heather Shearer

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In tax-funded systems such as the NHS, it is important that money is used wisely. NHS services are accountable to the public for the judicious use of funds. This chapter discusses how money flows ... More


Clinical governance at service level

David James

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

There is currently no universal model of clinical governance (CG) at service delivery level. This chapter discusses a simple approach that allows the concepts of CG to be tailored to various clinical ... More


Improving working lives

Andrew Rochford

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0024
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes changes aimed at improving the working lives of doctors. The British Medical Association (BMA) negotiated a ‘New Deal’, which established a contractual limit for ... More


Patient and public involvement (PPI)

Rachel Matthews

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0035
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the importance of patient and public involvement (PPI). PPI increases the accountability of the NHS to the taxpayer. PPI can support service improvement and the concept of ... More


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