Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Christopher Ham
    Pages 1-3
  3. Christopher Ham
    Pages 27-50
  4. Christopher Ham
    Pages 51-71
  5. Christopher Ham
    Pages 72-96
  6. Christopher Ham
    Pages 120-151
  7. Christopher Ham
    Pages 152-175
  8. Christopher Ham
    Pages 176-202
  9. Christopher Ham
    Pages 203-217
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 218-237

About this book


Extensively revised, the fourth edition of this leading text takes account of the major changes in healthcare policy in recent years. It provides an updated description and analysis of both the organisation and politics of the NHS, and examines both in the light of Labour government policy since the election of 1997.


Central government Government health health policy healthcare Policy policy-making politics

About the authors

CHRIS HAM is Director, Health Service Management Centre, University of Birmingham.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Health Policy in Britain
  • Book Subtitle The Politics and Organisation of the National Health Service
  • Authors Christopher Ham
  • Series Title Public Policy and Politics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection Political Science and International Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-76406-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-76407-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27706-3
  • Edition Number 4
  • Number of Pages XV, 237
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics British Politics
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