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Planning and managing primary care services: lessons from the NHS in England

Checkland, Kath, Mcdermott, Imelda, Coleman, Anna, Warwick-Giles, Lynsey, Bramwell, Donna, Allen, Pauline, Peckham, Stephen (2018) Planning and managing primary care services: lessons from the NHS in England. Public Money & Management, 38 (4). pp. 261-270. ISSN 0954-0962. E-ISSN 1467-9302. (doi:10.1080/09540962.2018.1449467) (KAR id:66426)

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Abstract

High quality primary care services are an essential part of a successful health service. However, the planning and management of such services is complex. Using evidence from a study of recent extensive changes in the English NHS we highlight the need for local service oversight by managers who understand local conditions and needs. We also suggest that the recent English experience supports an incremental policy adjustment approach rather than wholesale organisational change.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09540962.2018.1449467
Uncontrolled keywords: Primary care; commissioning; policy incrementalism; path dependency; complexity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Stephen Peckham
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2018 15:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2021 14:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66426 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Peckham, Stephen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7002-2614
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