Health Policy in Britain : The Politics and Organization of the National Health Service book cover
2nd Edition

Health Policy in Britain
The Politics and Organization of the National Health Service

ISBN 9780333394922
Published June 15, 1992 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

Covers Britain's National Health Service: its policy and structure. 'Christopher Ham's book provides an historical and theoretical introduction to the making, implementation and evaluation of health policy in Britain. It has been completely revised throughout for this third edition with new chapters added on the current health service reforms and key issues for the future of health policy setting the British situation in an international context. 'It is hard to find a better basic textbook about health policy in Britain for students with little existing knowledge. However, it can also be highly recommended for readers who work in the NHS, but want to make more sense of the often confusing web of policies and imperatives. This book manages to synthesise a mass of material in a readable form, and enlightens as well as informs.' Public Health.

Table of Contents

Lists of Figures and Tables, Acknowledgements, Preface to the Fourth Edition, Abbreviations, Introduction, 1. The Development of Health Services and Health Policy, 2. Health Policy under Thatcher and Major, 3. New Labour and the NHS, 4. Contemporary Issues in Health Policy, 5. The Policy-making Process in Central Government, 6. Making and Changing Health Policy, 7. Implementing Health Policy, 8. Monitoring and Evaluating Health Policy, 9. Power in Health Services, Guide to Further Reading, Bibliography, Index

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