Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447330233 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447330226 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Dismantling the NHS?

Evaluating the Impact of Health Reforms

Edited by Mark Exworthy, Russell Mannion, and Martin Powell

Dismantling the NHS?

Edited by Mark Exworthy, Russell Mannion, and Martin Powell

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447330233 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447330226 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America only
The 2012 Health and Social Care Act, a major initiative of the Coalition Government, set in motion what are arguably the most extensive reforms undertaken since the founding of the UK National Health Service. This book brings together contributors from the United States, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand to examine those reforms in the contexts of national health policy, service provision, governance, and more. Collectively, the contributions present a broader assessment of the trajectory of health reforms in the context of market-oriented reform and the rise of health consumerism.
Contents
Foreword ~ Rudolf Klein;
Section A: Health reforms in context;
Evaluating the impact of NHS reforms – policy, process and power ~ Mark Exworthy and Russell Mannion;
Orders of change in the ordered changes in the NHS ~ Martin Powell;
Section B: National health policy;
NHS finances under the Coalition ~ Anita Charlesworth, Adam Roberts and Sarah Lafond;
Did NHS productivity increase under the Coalition government? ~ Chris Bojke, Adriana Castelli, Katja Grašič, Daniel Howdon and Andrew Street;
The central management of the English NHS ~ Scott Greer, David Rowland and Holly Jarman;
An argument lost by both sides? The Parliamentary debate over the 2010 NHS White Paper ~ Ian Greener;
UK-wide health policy under the Coalition ~ David Hughes;
Section C: Commissioning and service provision;
Clinically-led commissioning: past, present and future? ~ Kath Checkland, Anna Coleman, Imelda McDermott and Stephen Peckham;
‘Much ado about nothing?’ Pursuing the ‘holy grail’ of health and social care integration under the Coalition ~ Robin Miller and Jon Glasby;
Public health: unchained or shackled? ~ David Hunter;
Provider plurality and supply-side reform ~ Rod Sheaff and Pauline Allen;
Achieving equity in health service commissioning ~ Martin Wenzl and Elias Mossialos;
Section D: Governance;
Setting the workers free? Managers in the (once again) reformed NHS ~ Paula Hyde and Mark Exworthy;
Health and Wellbeing Boards: the new system stewards? ~ Anna Coleman, Surindar Dhesi and Stephen Peckham;
Blowin’ in the wind: The involvement of people who use services and the public in health and social care ~ Karen Newbigging;
‘Ground hog day’: the Coalition government’s quality and safety reforms ~ Martin Powell and Russell Mannion;
A view from abroad: a New Zealand perspective on the English NHS health reforms ~ Robin Gauld;
Section E: Conclusions; Never again? A retrospective and prospective view of English health reforms ~ Martin Powell and Mark Exworthy. 
Review Quotes
Huw T. O. Davies, University of St Andrews
“An insightful and incisive account of the most controversial health policy reform since the foundation of the UK National Health Service. Essential reading.”
Katharina Kieslich, King’s College London
“Provides an excellent and balanced account of the Coalition Government’s health reforms including analysis of the reforms through diverse theoretical lenses that makes for an insightful read.”
Stefanie Ettelt, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
“A multifaceted and nuanced account of the health reforms of the UK Coalition Government from some of the leading scholars in the field. This book serves as a pertinent reminder of the challenges and high stakes of health system reform in the age of austerity.”
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