Health Policy in Britain

Author: Christopher Ham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137013972
Release Date: 2009-06-25
Genre: Medical

Systematically updated throughout, the 6th edition of this leading text takes the story of health policy to the end of the Blair era and into the early years of the Brown premiership. It offers a clear and thorough introduction to the history of the NHS, its funding and priorities, and to the process of policy making.

Public Health

Author: Rob Baggott
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137285843
Release Date: 2010-12-09
Genre: Medical

Public health continues to pose ideological, economic and moral dilemmas for policy makers. For example, how involved should health care practitioners become in ensuring the absence of illness or promoting wellbeing? To what extent should health be a matter of state, rather than individual, responsibility? In this new edition of a highly regarded text, Rob Baggott visits the contemporary debate surrounding public health, exploring the many facets of health improvement and promotion within their historical, socioeconomic and political contexts. Both timely and engaging, the book: ■ examines the successes and limitations of current health strategy and public health campaigns ■ assesses the impact of factors such as lifestyle, environment and socioeconomic inequality on public health ■ investigates international dimensions and global issues including environmental health, climate change and world poverty ■ evaluates the past 13 years of Labour policy and considers the future under a coalition government. Heavily revised to incorporate the latest British, European and international developments, Public Health explores the ever-changing political environment and policy processes that frame current approaches. Now providing detailed analysis of regional diversity within UK policy, this text is core reading for all those with interests in health, social and welfare policy, the development of the NHS and the voluntary sector and the essentials of contemporary public health.

Shaping Health Policy

Author: Exworthy, Mark
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847427571
Release Date: 2011-10-28
Genre: Medical

This collection, written by leading health policy researchers, examines the role that case-studies play in British health policy, covering key health policy literatures in the policy process, analytical frameworks and seminal moments of the NHS.

Policy and Politics in Six Nations

Author: Stella Z. Theodoulou
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: UCSC:32106016169812
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Political Science

Filling a void in the study of policy and politics, this volume blends an introductory perspective to policy making with a traditional treatment of comparative government and politics. The text traces policy evolution and development in individual nations and then discusses similarities, differences and discernable patterns. The straightforward presentation is designed to provide readers with a greater understanding of cross-national policy learning while integrating the study of public policy with mainstream comparative politics. Studying public policy from a comparative perspective, this volume examines the nature of public policy within Brazil, the Federal Republic of Germany, Britain, Japan, Sweden and the U.S. For those interested in understanding the political and governmental setting that produces policy.

Developments in British Public Policy

Author: Peter Dorey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761949053
Release Date: 2005-11-05
Genre: Political Science

This work provides a comprehensive review of all the key public policy sectors in contemporary British politics. Each chapter is written by a leading authority in their field and includes case studies, discussion questions and further reading.

Health Systems Policy Finance and Organization

Author: Guy Carrin
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123757088
Release Date: 2010-05-22
Genre: Medical

This volume is unique in its systematic approach to these three pillars of health systems analysis will give readers of various backgrounds authoritative material about subjects adjacent to their own specialties. Assembling such comparative materials is usually an onerous task because so many programs possess their own vocabularies, goals, and methods. This book will provide common grounds for people in programs as diverse as economics and finance, allied health, business and management, and the social sciences, including psychology. Gives readers of various backgrounds authoritative material about subjects adjacent to their own specialties Provides common grounds for people in programs as diverse as economics and finance, allied health, business and management, and the social sciences, including psychology

Health Policies Health Politics

Author: Daniel M. Fox
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400855803
Release Date: 2014-07-14
Genre: Medical

Drawing on a wide range of sources, from popular literature, movies, and television drama to government and institutional documents, this book reveals similarities in the presumptions underlying British and American health policies, while also exploring the distinctive way in which policy was shaped by political culture, class relationships, and economic resources in each country. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Voluntary Organisations and Social Policy in Britain

Author: Margaret Harris
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137147004
Release Date: 2000-12-06
Genre: Political Science

The last two decades of the twentieth century saw the most fundamental changes in British social policy since the creation of the welfare state in the 1940s. From Margaret Thatcher's radical reassessment of the role of the state to Tony Blair's 'Third Way', the voluntary sector has been at the heart of these changes. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, voluntary organisations have been cast in leading roles on the social policy stage. They are expected to make key contributions to countering social exclusion; to regenerating communities; to providing social housing and welfare services; to promoting international aid and development; and to developing and sustaining democratic participation and the active community. But how are voluntary sector organisations grappling with the implications of their new, expanded role? How is their relationship with the state changing in practice? This book, which has its origins in an international conference of leading academics in the field, provides answers to these pressing questions. It analyses the numerous and complex ways in which the formulation and implementation of social policy is dependent on the contributions of the voluntary sector. It discusses the impact of the new policy environment on voluntary organisations. And it suggests that the successful implementation of social policy requires government to acknowledge and nurture the distinctive features and contributions of voluntary sector organisations. Voluntary Organisations and Social Policy in Britain is essential reading not only for the many people studying, working in or working with the voluntary sector in Britain but also for anyone who is interested in the formulation and implementation of social policy.

Territorial Politics and Health Policy

Author: Scott L. Greer
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719069505
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

Looking at the divergence in health policy in the UK since devolution, this text identifies varying combinations of market, profession, management and civil society factors which have contributed to the differing health trajectories throughout the UK.

Drugs Policy And Politics

Author: Higate, Paul
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335216161
Release Date: 2006-05-01
Genre: Social Science

Set within the context of current and recent policy and political response, this study considers the way in which policy has been formulated and implemented with reference to a range of substantive and theoretical areas.

Handbook on Complexity and Public Policy

Author: Robert Geyer
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781782549529
Release Date: 2015-05-29
Genre: Political Science

'Over recent years Complexity Science has revealed to us new limits to our possible knowledge and control in social, cultural and economic systems. Instead of supposing that past statistics and patterns will give us predictable outcomes for possible actions, we now know the world is, and will always be, creative and surprising. Continuous structural evolution within such systems may change the mechanisms, descriptors, problems and opportunities, often negating policy aims. We therefore need to redevelop our thinking about interventions, policies and policy making, moving perhaps to a humbler, more 'learning' approach. In this Handbook, leading thinkers in multiple domains set out these new ideas and allow us to understand how these new ideas are changing policymaking and policies in this new era.' - Peter M Allen, Cranfield University, UK

Public Health and Community Nursing E Book

Author: Dianne Watkins
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702042607
Release Date: 2009-10-23
Genre: Medical

The third edition of this popular and useful text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the many major changes that have taken place in community nursing, making it an invaluable and up-to-date reference for all community nursing courses. The book covers the current public health landscape, epidemiology, frameworks for practice, with sections on family, and on the different Community Public Health Nurse Specialists. ‘Real-life’ case-studies link theory and practice, and promote further enquiry Discussion points encourage student reflection on methods of enhancing their professional and practice development A framework approach promotes development of practice Key issues begin, and Summaries end, each chapter to aid studying References and recommended reading promote depth and breadth of study. Thorough revision to reflect changes in community nursing More emphasis on public health reflects current government emphasis New chapters on: Chronic disease management Educational FrameworksCollaborative working Occupational Health NursesAdvanced Nurse PractitionersNurse prescribing

Politics Health and Health Care

Author: Theodore R. Marmor
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300110876
Release Date: 2012-07-24
Genre: Medical

Two towering figures in the field of health care policy analysis, Theodore R. Marmor and Rudolf Klein, reflect on a lifetime of thought in this wide-ranging collection of essays published in the wake of President Obama’s health care reform. Presented as a kind of dialogue between the two, the book offers their recent writings on the future of Medicare; universal health insurance; conflicts of interest among physicians, regulators, and patients; and many other topics.

The Politics Of European Union Health Policies

Author: Greer, Scott
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335236244
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Education

The book examines the ways that the successful health lobbies and member states work, identifies weaknesses, and emphasizes the challenge to health policymakers.