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The Politics of Change in the Health Service

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Brian Salter
    Pages 1-3
  3. Brian Salter
    Pages 23-49
  4. Brian Salter
    Pages 50-74
  5. Brian Salter
    Pages 75-97
  6. Brian Salter
    Pages 98-128
  7. Brian Salter
    Pages 129-154
  8. Brian Salter
    Pages 155-184
  9. Brian Salter
    Pages 185-208
  10. Brian Salter
    Pages 209-222
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 223-257

About this book


What are the political forces which drive the process of change in the health service? How do these forces impact on existing structures of power, policy and organisation? In addressing these questions, Brian Salter applies an original theory of political change to key areas of NHS activity. He shows how the escalating demand for health care combined with recent radical policy initiatives has posed different problems for politicians, doctors, bureaucrats and managers. Out of the accommodations reached, a new shape has emerged for the NHS.


care organization Policy service

About the authors

BRIAN SALTER is Professor of Health Services Research and Director of Research in Nursing and Midwifery in the School of Health at the University of East Anglia. A political scientist, he specialises in the application of theories of change to health and education policy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Politics of Change in the Health Service
  • Authors Brian Salter
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-65640-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-65641-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-26224-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 272
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Nursing Research
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