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Autonomy and improved performance: lessons for an NHS policy reform

Anand, Paul; Exworthy, Mark; Frossini, Francesca and Jones, Lorelei (2012). Autonomy and improved performance: lessons for an NHS policy reform. Public Money and Management, 32(3) pp. 209–216.

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Abstract

Autonomy is currently seen by policy-makers as a possible mechanism for enhancing public sector performance and in this paper we examine a health-service reform (in England) in which more autonomy is given to better performing hospitals. Drawing on data from interviews with senior managers in the NHS, our research suggests that despite being enmeshed in a politicised culture of regulations and guidance, autonomy is increasingly perceived positively and appears to depend on the extent to which organisations have the incentives and the capacity to respond to increased autonomy.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
ISSN: 1467-9302
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetNHS SDO
Keywords: autonomy; improved performance; organisation; policy reform; NHS
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 26199
Depositing User: Paul Anand
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2014 14:25
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 05:24
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26199
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