Integrating UK and European Social Policy
The Complexity of Europeanisation
The NHS Plan is the 10-year blueprint for investment and NHS, the public, the staff who deliver the services and the managers who plan the future. No part of the NHS is immune from the impact of the plan. This tool kit is a comprehensive guide to the Plan. It assesses its impact and consequences, and discusses the practicalities of implementation and the challenges and opportunities it offers. Key areas in the Plan are analysed including cancer, coronary heart disease, mental health services, waiting lists and revalidation.
Table of Contents
Contextualising the EU-UK social policy relationship. Europeanisation, UK social policy and the problem of complexity. What is complexity theory? Using complexity to reinterpret the EU-UK social policy relationship. The European employment strategy and the UK: a case of coincidental convergence. UK equal opportunities policy: the EU as agenda-setter. UK labour market policy: partial Europeanisation. Economic and monetary union: the future of the economic foundation of the UK welfare state. Conclusion: still a journey to an unknown destination.