Running a clinical service: a case study



In order to meet the challenge of directing a children’s secondary care service one must first understand the environment in which clinical services are functioning. A fuller account of the NHS environment will be found in other chapters. However, there are two major and quite separate changes to the way that providers of clinical services function. The first is the resource management initiative [1] and the second is the separation of the commissioning and provision of services under the NHS reforms [2].


Mental Health Service School Nurse Combine Service Senior House Officer Patient Administration System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Health Planning and ManagementKeele UniversityStaffordshireUK
  2. 2.Mary Sheridan Centre for Child HealthKing’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry, LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance CentreLondonUK

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