Health Policy in Britain: The Politics and Organisation of the National Health Service / Edition 5

Health Policy in Britain: The Politics and Organisation of the National Health Service / Edition 5

by Christopher Ham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333961757

ISBN-13: 9780333961759

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Systematically updated throughout, the fifth edition of this leading text provides the most up- to-date and comprehensive account available of health policy in the United Kingdom. It offers a clear and thorough introduction to the history of the NHS, its funding and priorities, and to the process of policy making. Written by a leading authority it provides a

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Systematically updated throughout, the fifth edition of this leading text provides the most up- to-date and comprehensive account available of health policy in the United Kingdom. It offers a clear and thorough introduction to the history of the NHS, its funding and priorities, and to the process of policy making. Written by a leading authority it provides a systematic assessment of changes under the Blair administration and includes two entirely new chapters on policy in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland after devolution and on key current issues and international comparisons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333961759
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Public Policy and Politics Series
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1The development of health services and health policy5
2Health policy under Thatcher and Major30
3New Labour and the NHS50
4Funding health services and setting priorities73
5Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland102
6The policy-making process in central government113
7Making and changing health policy136
8Implementing health policy163
9Auditing and evaluating health policy186
10Power in health services214
11Looking to the future229

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