* What is NHS purchasing and where is it going? * What are the resource implications of shared care policies? * Why are casemix and clinical coding important in pricing contracts? * What should be the role of marketing in the NHS? * Where should a medical director's loyality lie? These are the sort of questions which clinical staff at all levels in today's NHS are expected to grasp. Navigating the NHS provides the answers. The full range of current management issues is explored, and each topic is presented clearly and concisely by authors with expert knowledge and experience. Navigating the NHS is written for the uninitiated, who need to absorb the central arguments rapidly. It is ideal for those seeking promotion. But the calibre fo the contributions is such that clinicians who already have considerable managerial responsibilities and even health service managers themselves will find it fascinating, challenging and enlightening.
Table of Contents
Surveillance and assessment of the population's health and well-being. Promoting and protecting the health of the population. Towards evidence-based healthcare: practical issues in getting research into practice. Working across agencies that impact on health and healthcare. Developing health programmes and services, reducing inequalities. Building a vision and changing the world: developing and implementing policy and strategy. Working with and for communities to improve health and well-being. Strategic leadership for health. Research methods and their application in public health practice. A day in the life of a public health practitioner.