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`This excellent, concise and even-handed book confronts the contradictions and dilemmas at the heart of today's NHS. The book is aimed at healthcare professionals and students of health policy, and covers its major themes over the past 60 years, with particular attention to Labour's policy agenda since 1997' - Healthmatters Health Policy for Health Care Professionals is a contemporary guide to the health service, its origins and current agenda, which focuses on the challenges faced by health service workers in implementing government policy at local level. The book's aim is to help health care professionals make assessments of health policy by giving them an understanding of the ideological basis of the British health care system and the challenges facing the modern National Health Service. is ...
Chapter Six: The Unfolding Tale
The Unfolding Tale
This chapter will look at the shorter-term future for the NHS and for health policy by returning to consider more fully some themes that were introduced in earlier chapters. It will then proceed to provide a broader account of the options that might arise to provide health care in general as the decade progresses.
The Shorter-Term Agenda
The achievement of the NHS Plan and the legacy of what was launched in 2000 will be a challenge for governments of any particular political persuasion in the years to come simply because of the magnitude of change set in motion by New Labour in both its first and second terms of office (DOH, 2000a). In a comprehensive review of the implementation of the NHS ...