The Gordian knot – provision and integrated provision in Scotland and England.

Donaldson, Jayne H, McIntosh, Bryan and Jones, Simon (2012) The Gordian knot – provision and integrated provision in Scotland and England. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 18 (10). pp. 462-463. ISSN 1358-0574

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Comment Paper: The changing shape of health means human resources is always adapting. Healthcare needs to assume that workforce delivery systems are efficient within defined financial parameters. In the UK, two NHS systems have emerged with fundamentally different prioritisation and needs which allow the examination of these prioritisations. The Scots and English have been faced by the same problems but have taken fundamentally different approaches in addressing them. The two main problems have been the nature of hospital capacity—the number and type of hospitals—and the composition of the workforce to deliver service. It is this that will be discussed in this article.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1358-0574
Uncontrolled Keywords: NHS; workforce delivery systems; hospital capacity;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 610 Medicine & health
Library of Congress Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Item ID: 5721
Depositing User: Dr Jayne Donaldson
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2012 13:51
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2016 16:17

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