How the NHS Works

  • Simon Crompton

Abstract

The National Health Service remains a nationwide service providing healthcare on the basis of clinical need, regardless of the ability to pay. However, in recent years it has undergone major changes as a result of the NHS reforms, whose primary aim was to gain better value for the £30 billion spent each year on the service. The main method of achieving this has been to set up an ‘internal market’, whereby one arm of the organisation is responsible for the purchasing of services and the other for their provision.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1994

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  • Simon Crompton

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