This book provides a critical assessment of developments in health and healthcare policy. Primarily focusing on the UK, the chapters cover issues such as the policy-making process; the development of the NHS; health care governance; health promotion; and the comparative analysis of health care systems within the EU and US. Each chapter brings together social and political themes to offers a unique combination of theory, historical detail, and wider social commentary.

Governing the Medical Profession

Governing the medical profession

Chapter Contents

  • Introduction
  • National Health Service or National Medical Service?: the hegemony of the medical profession
  • The dominance and autonomy of the medical profession
  • New challenges to the dominance of the medical profession
    • Professional regulation
    • Public trust and ...
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