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Primary Care in the UK : Policy, Organisation and Management - Stephen Peckham

Primary Care in the UK

Policy, Organisation and Management

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Published: 27th November 2002
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This important text explores the development and current context of primary care in the UK. Taking a policy perspective it discusses the management and organisation of primary care and analyses contemporary issues and debates such as incorporation and fragmentation, inter-professional working, patient involvement and public health. It is key reading for students on health policy, social policy, nursing, medical and management courses as well as practitioners and managers working in primary care, and other health and social care services.

'The UK's primary care literature has been crying out for good policy and research textbooks, and this is a refreshing response to that need. It documents with great clarity, yet in meticulous detail, the evolution of primary care over the past two centuries...a valuable and well-research contribution to the literature of UK primary care. It is particularly strong in its assessment of policy context and development.' - Health Service Journal 'This book equips the reader with an extensive examination of primary care issues and will be of particular benefit to students of contemporary health and social policy.' - Maureen Beech,Journal of Community Nursing 'This is possibly one of the most comprehensive texts on primary care to date...one destined to become a valuable resource, particularly for students examining management-related issues in the NHS.' - Linda Crofts, Nusing Standard 'The book's strengths lie in bringing together in one place, and analysing in a policy context over time, so many different aspects of primary care. The authors are to be congratulated on providing a new and fascinating insight into such a complex policy arena.' - Public Health

List of illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Abbreviations
Primary Care: A Policy Perspective
Primary Care in the UK: the contextp. 3
Policy Perspectives on Primary Carep. 25
Primary Care: Definitions and Applications in UK Policyp. 42
The Development of Primary Care Policy in the UKp. 60
The Organisation of Primary Care in the UKp. 85
Primary Care in Action
Managing Primary Carep. 111
Primary Care Commissioningp. 133
Inter-professional Working in Primary Carep. 158
Health and Social Care Partnership at the Primary Care Levelp. 179
Patients, the Public and Primary Carep. 200
Primary Care and Public Healthp. 219
Primary Care: The Future
Conclusions: Directions for Primary Carep. 245
Referencesp. 260
Indexp. 282
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780333800683
ISBN-10: 0333800680
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 27th November 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.8  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1