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User first — implications for management

  • Mervyn Eastman

Abstract

Social services and health care professionals work within organizations that frequently proclaim the centrality of the user and patient. The ‘vision thing’ represents a potentially powerful framework of rhetoric shared by managers in local government and NHS trusts and provider units. If the NHS and Community Care Act (1990) did nothing else, it at least gave a legislative structure in placing users and their carers somewhere on the agenda, if not at the core.

Keywords

Social Work Social Service Care Agency Social Service Department Care Planning Process 
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