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Patient choice: a contemporary policy story

Stephen Peckham and Marie Sanderson

in Shaping Health Policy: Case Study Methods and Analysis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427588
eISBN:
9781447305576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427588.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter aims to explore the use of a case-study approach to a specific policy. The use of narrative approaches to analysis provides a way of understanding how policy evolves but also a framework ... More


Local Dynamic Reform in the NHS Since 2000

Ian Greener, Barbara E. Harrington, David J. Hunter, Russell Mannion, and Martin Powell

in Reforming healthcare: What's the evidence?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307112
eISBN:
9781447310938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307112.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter reviews research on the introduction of patient choice and competition (alongside the introduction of PbR) and the reorganisation of PPI systems within the NHS. It examines the Quality ... More


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


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


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


Reorganising the NHS, 1990–2010

Ian Greener, Barbara E. Harrington, David J. Hunter, Russell Mannion, and Martin Powell

in Reforming healthcare: What's the evidence?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307112
eISBN:
9781447310938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307112.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter first considers the programme theory of the effects of the 1990s internal market reorganisation, before taking the story on to the change in government in 1997 and New Labour’s various ... More


Mental health: safe, sound and supportive?1

Jon Glasby, Helen Lester, and Emily McKie

in Ethics: Contemporary challenges in health and social care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347558
eISBN:
9781447302216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347558.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the contested nature of mental health provision within the context of proposed legislative changes, exploring the key ethical dilemmas that are raised. It discusses the proposed ... More


Health care governance, user involvement and medical regulation in Europe

Mike Dent

in Professional Health Regulation in the Public Interest: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447332268
eISBN:
9781447332282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332268.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter reviews recent developments in user involvement practices across a range of European health care systems in terms of their implications for the medical profession and regulation of its ... 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


Healthcare in the UK: Understanding continuity and change

Ian Greener

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346094
eISBN:
9781447302490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346094.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The National Health Service (NHS) is undergoing a period of significant reform, with the reintroduction of the internal market, a focus on patient choice and the controversial introduction of ... More


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