Managing Community Health Services

  • Allan McNaught

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Policy and Management Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jenny Harrow
      Pages 3-16
    3. Gillian Dalley
      Pages 35-47
    4. Margaret McArthur, Simon Stone
      Pages 48-75
  3. Intersectoral Collaboration, Public Participation and Consumerism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Rosemary Dun
      Pages 79-111
    3. Glenn Warren, Jenny Harrow
      Pages 112-133
  4. Overview and Conclusions

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 159-172

About this book


This book was originally conceived in 1987. It was then seen as a contribution towards improved management and policy-making in a diffuse and neglected area of NHS management. The focus of the book is the 'old' Community Health Services: those transferred to Area Health Authorities from local authorities in the 1974 re­ organization of the NHS. These diverse services, while grouped together, had little objectively in common, occupying, as they do, a hazy middle ground between hospital and Family Practitioner Services. However, since 1974 there have been a number of major devel­ opments which have opened opportunities for change and devel­ opment in these services. These include: the resurrection of concern with 'Public Health'; the attempted closure of large mental illness and mental handicap hospitals and the development of 'Com­ munity Care'; the introduction of General Management; and the implication for health and local authorities of the White Papers 'Caring for People', 'Promoting Better Health' and 'Working for Patients'. Traditionally, Community Health Services were seen as low status and a professional dead-end. This, in tum, has led to a rather uneven body of literature. The growth of general management has led to a demand for a more coherent, management-orientated literature. It is our hope that this book will encourage the production of more literature in this area.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Allan McNaught
    • 1
  1. 1.LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-31900-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3138-2
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