Liaison with Other Agencies

  • Christopher Ham
Part of the Studies in Social Policy book series (STUDSOPO)


In Chapter 5 we discussed a number of aspects of liaison between hospital authorities and local authorities, in the context of services for the elderly, the mentally ill and the mentally handicapped. In this chapter we examine liaison more generally, considering relationships between the Board and executive councils, as well as relationships between the Board and local authorities. We shall again be asking: Who was involved in these relationships? What approach to policy making was used? And so on. At the end of the chapter we seek to assess what experience in the Leeds Region has to tell us about inter-organisational relationships in the NHS. To begin with, though, it may be helpful to recapitulate the functions of executive councils and local health authorities.


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Notes and References

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    K. Jones with J. Brown, W. J. Cunningham, J. Roberts and P. Williams, Opening the Door (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1975) p. 180.Google Scholar
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    See especially R. Stevens, Medical Practice in Modern England (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966).Google Scholar
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    This paragraph draws on the work of G. T. Allison, Essence of Decision (Boston: Little Brown, 1971).Google Scholar

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© Christopher Ham 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Ham
    • 1
  1. 1.School for Advanced Urban StudiesUniversity of BristolUK

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