The emphasis on primary care in health service development requires both academics and professionals involved in research to apply the highest standards in qualitative and quantitative methodology. This book provides accurate and up to date information in an easy to follow and clear way. Guidance is given on appropriate methods specialist advice and where to find it. All chapters include exercises to relate the reader's own experiences and review understanding. Primary Care Research series is aimed at developing the knowledge expertise and skills of all practitioners in primary care. Each book is based on contributions from experts in their field and is supported by practical facts personal insight support and advice. They enable all primary care practitioners to realise the potential of exploring information used in everyday working practice. Other books in the Primary Care Research series: Saks: Developing Research in Primary Care Mathers: Statistical Anaylsis in Primary Care
Table of Contents
Somewhere in the fog. Modernising the service. How is the NHS organised? Doesn't the NHS have computers already? The legacy. Learning from history. NHS IT policies and strategies. Infrastructure. The shape of the fog. The NCRS clusters. NPFIT: Selecting the solutions. So what have the clusters bought? The software. Security and confidentiality. Will the NPFIT succeed?