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Accountability in the NHS: Implications of the Government's Reform Programme

Maybin, Jo; Addicott, Rachael; Dixon, Anna and Storey, John (2011). Accountability in the NHS: Implications of the Government's Reform Programme. London: The King's Fund.

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The Health and Social care Bill sets out a radical series of reforms for the National Health Service in England. We focus on the implications for accountability by comparing and contrasting current accountability arrangements and practices with how they are likely to operate within the reformed NHS. Different types of accountability are defined. Using the typology a close analysis is made of the nature of accountability of providers and commissioners under the proposed arrangements. Areas for concern are identified.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2011 The King's Fund
ISBN: 1-85717-617-0, 978-1-85717-617-9
Keywords: accountability; NHS; scrutiny; governance; regulation; Health & Social Care Bill
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for People and Organisations
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 28995
Depositing User: John Storey
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2011 11:16
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 22:06
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