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The Future Health Worker

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The Future Health Worker. This book explores the implications for the future health workforce of delivering patient-centred care. It argues that successive governments have focused more on changing the structures of the NHS than on reforming the working practices and cultures of the staff that work within it - yet these issues are critical in determining the quality of healthcare being provided. By Liz Kendall and Rachel Lissauer.

 

By Institute for Public Policy Research, UK.

Health Policy Resource.


Incentives, choice and accountability in the provision of public services

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Incentives, choice and accountability in the provision of public services. This paper discusses a theoretical framework to study the issues of competition and incentives without relying on the standard profit-oriented "market" model in the context of the debates about public service reform in the U.K. It uses the idea that the production of public services coheres around a mission, and discusses how decentralized service provision can raise productivity by matching motivated workers to their preferred missions. The focus on competition and incentives cuts across traditional debates about public versus private ownership and allows for the possibility of involving private non-profits. The authors also address concerns about the consequences of allowing more flexibility in mission design and competition on inequality. By Timothy Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak.

 

By Institute for Fiscal Studies, UK.

Health Policy Resource.


Current Themes in UK Health Care.

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Current Themes in UK Health Care. How are They Approached in Germany? This seminar report discusses how current issues in UK health care are being approached in Germany. The seminar focused on examining how the German experience can inform three live themes in current health care policy debate and development in the UK: National efforts to improve quality, decentralising power to local communities and encouraging market forces in order to improve performance. The discussions and debates are summarized in this conference report.

 

By Anglo-German Foundation, UK, Germany.

Health Policy Resource.