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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333961759
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: Public Policy and Politics Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Ham is Professor of Health Policy and Management, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham.

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Table of Contents

1 The development of health services and health policy 5
2 Health policy under Thatcher and Major 30
3 New Labour and the NHS 50
4 Funding health services and setting priorities 73
5 Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland 102
6 The policy-making process in central government 113
7 Making and changing health policy 136
8 Implementing health policy 163
9 Auditing and evaluating health policy 186
10 Power in health services 214
11 Looking to the future 229
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