General Practice Under The National Health Service 1948 1997

Author by : Irvine Loudon
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : This is a history of general practice under the National Health Service, covering the whole of the first 50 years, from 1948 to the present.


Integrating Care

Author by : Justin De Syllas
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book provides a timely review of the contemporary interpretation of the ‘comprehensive health centre’, a building type that was originally advocated by health reformers in the UK in the first half of the twentieth century. The book discusses the development of this idea, the failure under the NHS to apply the idea in practice in the second half of the century and the recent emergence, in all four regions of the UK, of comprehensive health centres providing a wide range of health and social services, often linked to other community facilities. A review of the latest developments in comprehensive health centre design forms the core of the book in the form of detailed case studies of ten exemplary recent projects. Generously illustrated in full colour the case studies include plans, diagrams, photographs and analytical text, providing the reader with detailed information about a range of design approaches. Following devolution, NHS health policies in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have begun to diverge and the role of the comprehensive health centre in the current health service of each country is assessed. Aimed at professionals, healthcare facilities providers and policy makers, the book also considers the opportunities for and obstacles facing the further development of the comprehensive health centre as an integral part of the infrastructure of the NHS in the future.


The Principles And Practice Of Primary Care And Family Medicine

Author by : John Fry
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Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Guidelines are powerful instruments of assistance to clinicians capable of extending the clinical roles of nurses and pharmacists. Purchasers and managers perceive them as technological tools guaranteeing treatment quality. Guidelines also offer mechanisms by which doctors and other health care professionals can be made more accountable to their patients. But how can clinicians tell whether a guideline has authority and whether or not it should be followed? Does the law protect doctors who comply with guidelines? Are guideline developers liable for faulty advice? This timely book provides a comprehensive and accessible analysis of the many medical and legal issues arising from the current explosion of clinical guidelines. Featuring clear summaries of relevant UK US and Commonwealth case law it is vital reading for all doctors health care workers managers purchasers patients and lawyers.


Health Planning Reports Subject Index

Author by : United States. Health Resources Administration
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Health Planning Reports Subject Index 4 V

Author by : United States. Health Resources Administration
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Nursing In General Practice

Author by : Sarah Luft
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book will support the developments in general practice by introducing subjects that influence health care. Although the term practice nurse is used throughout the text, community health care nurse could equally apply as the editors recognize that much of the material covered is valuable to any nurse who works in the discipline of community health. Health itself is multifaceted and the contents of this book have been carefully chosen to serve as an introduction to areas of health care that are likely to be new to the majority of readers. The chapters therefore can be viewed as a comprehen sive text but each is sufficiently detailed to accommodate a specific framework for its subject area that should provide the basis for competent working knowledge. Hopefully readers will feel inspired to build on the work in these chapters and there is a wealth of specialized and detailed knowledge available in the colleges of higher education, nursing, medical and public libraries that provides material for further reading.


The Geography Of Health Services In Britain

Author by : Robin Haynes
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book is about geographical variation in the organisation, provision and use of health services in Britain. Its main theme is that neither the quantity nor the quality of health care provided by the National Health Service (NHS) is uniform from place to place. Chapters discuss and evaluate: The reorganisation of the NHS in the years up to 1987 The relationships between the need for health care and the supply of health services The redistribution of health service resources geographically The distribution of doctors, dentists, community nurses and hospitals across the UK Access to health services The distribution of both private health facilities and social welfare services and their effect on the NHS.


Understanding Health Services

Author by : Nick Black
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Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : No single discipline can provide a full account of how and why health care is the way it is. This book provides you with a series of conceptual frameworks which help to unravel the apparent complexity that confronts the inexperienced observer. It demonstrates the need for contributions from medicine, sociology, economics, history and epidemiology.


Present State And Future Needs In General Practice

Author by : John Fry
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : In the sixth edition of this work John Fry has reverted to the format of the earlier editions published in 1965, 1970 and 1973 and has presented statistical data drawn widely from many sources. General practice in the United Kingdom and elsewhere throughout the world has undergone many changes in the past decade. This new edition brings the available statistical informa tion up to date and indicates the way ahead. General practice, the College and the National Health Service have been closely linked in effecting change. The membership of the College con tinues to grow and its influence in changing the face of general practice in the United Kingdom is significant. John Fry's new book presents that characteristic blend of fact and personal opinion which was so successful in earlier editions and so valuable to general practice and others in primary health care. Once again he has shown what can be achieved by one man based on his own work and those of others in general practice. John Lawson RCGP, 1983 President of the Royal College of General Practitioners vi Preface The Present State and Future Needs series had its roots in the dark days of the early 1960s when morale in general practice was low and when numbers of new entrants were actually going down. They were the days of mass emigration of doctors from Britain and the National Health Service. The fourth and fifth editions were entitled Trends in General Practice (1977 and 1979).


The Western Medical Tradition

Author by : Professor Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine W F Bynum
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : An authoritative description of the important changes in Western medicine over the past two centuries.


Analysis Of The Social Security System

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Hearings

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means
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Primary Care Centres

Author by : Geoffrey Purves
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Primary Care Centres explores the process of planning and designing buildings for frontline medical practice. Taking as a starting point the concept that good design contributes directly to healthy living, the book shows beneficial effects that a good design brief can bring to the staff, patients and visitors of health care facilities. It outlines principles for designs that are both practical and useful. International case studies of healthcare facilities in the UK, US, Japan and South Africa provide technical detail and give best practice examples of well-designed healthy living centres, with an emphasis on building performance and catering for the latest government policy developments. This new edition provides trusted guidance on investing in effective architecture for architects and project managers involved in the design of healthcare facilities. Dr Geoffrey Purves is Chairman of Purves Ash LLP, a firm of Architects in Newcastle upon Tyne. He has held a range of professional appointments with the Royal Institute of British Architects and is an Honorary Research Associate at Durham University.


Growing Old In The Future

Author by : Steering Committee on Future Health Scenarios
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Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This publication represents the report of the Scenario Committee on Ageing. The draft report was discussed with a wide range of experts, inter alia during the symposium 'Growing Old in the Future' held on October 27th, 1984. In addition to the scenario report, a background report containing the basic analysis employed in the scenarios on ageing has been prepared. The scenario report has been written in such a way that it can be read independently of the background study. Scenarios are a relatively new phenomenon in health care and related policy. For this reason it might be useful to furnish the reader with a few suggestions. As a first step, perusing the summary will provide the reader with an ~verall picture of this application of the scenario method in policy preparation and policy implementation in the sector health of the elderly. As a second step, we would recommend that the scenario report be read in its totality. It might be useful to note down points on which the reader would like to make additions or variations.


An Analysis Of Primary Medical Care

Author by : W. J. Stephen
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Publisher by : CUP Archive
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Description : This volume examines the provision of primary medical care in twenty-three different, predominantly developed countries, selected because of their variety and importance. An analysis is made of the problems and fundamental requirements of primary care (known as general practice in many countries). Arguments are put forward on priorities of spending and allocation of resources. Reasons for failure in the provision of adequate medical care are advanced. The role of the medical profession in education and in the quality of advice it has given to governments throughout the world are examined. Who should provide primary care? How should doctors be paid? Does the method of payment influence the quality of treatment received by the patient? Are any general lessons to be drawn from particular countries that could be of help in others? These and other questions are examined and answered.


Foreign Practices

Author by : Sasha Mullally
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Publisher by : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Description : When the CBC organized a national contest to identify the greatest Canadian of all time, few were surprised when the father of Medicare, Tommy Douglas, won by a large margin: Medicare is central to Canadian identity. Yet focusing on Douglas and his fight for social justice obscures other important aspects of the construction of Canada's national health insurance - especially its longstanding dependence on immigrant doctors. Foreign Practices reconsiders the early history of Medicare through the stories of foreign-trained doctors who entered the country in the three decades after the Second World War. By making strategic use of oral history, analyzing contemporary medical debates, and reconstructing doctors' life histories, Sasha Mullally and David Wright demonstrate that foreign doctors arrived by the hundreds at a pivotal moment for health care services. Just as Medicare was launched, Canada began to prioritize "highly skilled manpower" when admitting newcomers, a novel policy that drew thousands of professionals from around the world. Doctors from India and Iran, Haiti and Hong Kong, and Romania and the Republic of South Africa would fundamentally transform the medical landscape of the country. Charting the fascinating history of physician immigration to Canada, and the ethical debates it provoked, Foreign Practices places the Canadian experience within a wider context of global migration after the Second World War.


Strengthening Social Cohesion In Korea

Author by : OECD
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Publisher by : OECD Publishing
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Description : This report suggests policy options, based on the practices and reforms of other countries, in the following four areas: I) Income Distribution and Poverty; II) Tackling the Duality of the Labour Market; III) Early Childcare; and IV) Moving beyond Hospitals to better Care in the Community.


Counselling In General Practice

Author by : Roslyn Corney
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Many GPs now employ counsellors to help them with the psychological and emotional problems of their patients. The contributors to this book have wide experience of counsellor attachments and have been involved in developing and promoting GP counselling on a nation-wide scale. They explore the counsellor's role in general practice and investigate the issues involved, giving practical guidance which will be invaluable to those wishing to set up a counselling service.


Social Services

Author by : Tony Byrne
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Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : Social Services provides an introduction to the social services in Great Britain. This fourth edition aims to take account of a number of important changes in British social services since 1984 and to generally up-date the whole text. This volume was substantially completed towards the end of 1988, and updated until the summer/autumn 1989. This book is organized into 18 chapters. These chapters cover the history of British social services, relevant laws and legislation and the types of services for the aged, children, women and handicapped. It also describes social work as a profession and evaluate whether the welfare state was a success or failure. This book also provides information of the social measurement of poverty in Britain, funding for public spending and economic and social needs of population groups. This book will be of interest students preparing for examinations such as those approved by the Business and Technician Education Council (BTEC), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), the Institute of Health Service Management, the Institute of Housing and similar professional and examining bodies.


The National Health Service

Author by : Charles Webster
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : The foundation of the National Health Service on 5 July 1948 was a momentous development in the history of the United Kingdom. Issues of health care touch the lives of everyone, and the NHS has come to be regarded as the cornerstone of the welfare state and as a model for state-organisedhealth care systems elsewhere. Yet throughout its history, the Service has existed in an atmosphere of crisis. Charles Webster's political history is an entirely new and original examination of the NHS from its inception through to its management under the first term of the current Labourgovernment, providing the necessary framewrork for assessing its future as we enter the new millennium.


Cumulated Index Medicus

Author by : Anonim
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Medical Liability In Europe

Author by : Bernhard A. Koch
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Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter
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Description : Ten years after the first study published in this field by the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law, liability for medical malpractice is still a hot topic throughout Europe and it continues to expand and develop. In order to provide an update on the current situation across European legal systems, this book includes fourteen country reports authored by renowned experts from each legal system. In addition to providing a theoretical survey of key issues, each contributor also analyzed six hypotheticals based on actual cases, thereby also providing practical guidance on major aspects of liability claims. A concluding comparative analysis highlights commonalities and differences in the liability rules employed, dispute resolution procedures and the insurance background.


Health Surveys And Related Studies

Author by : M. Alderson
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Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : This review describes the statistics of health care derived from non-routine sources. The chapter on need describes local and national population studies and general morbidity surveys as well as covering a range of specific problem studies. Statistics reflecting unmet demand are described as they relate to the various stages of medical care from primary medical to patient care. Resources are described in statistics of facilities as well as the various classes of manpower employed, and the uses of services chapter covers all community and hospital services. Studies which evaluate medical care are divided into those which reflect accessibility and acceptability as well as outcome of care and satisfaction of patients, families and staff. An introduction contains a discussion on the application of statistics and the concluding chapter looks towards a future unified health information system.


Going Interprofessional

Author by : Audrey Leathard
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Health and welfare professionals increasingly have to collaborate and co-ordinate their practice in order to provide a more integrated service for the consumer. Going Inter-Professional brings together academics, professionals and researchers to assess the implications for all the professions involved and the practical developments in hospitals, general practice and community care. Individual contributors look at: * the theoretical background to inter-professional work * education and management issues * inter-professional practice issues in work with children, disabled, elderly and mentally ill people * the implications for carers * developments in Australia, Western Europe and the USA


Welfare And Health Services In The Nordic Countries

Author by : Nordic Council of Ministers
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Publisher by : Nordic Council of Ministers
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Description : Today we are witnessing the birth of more and more new markets because of the liberalisation of former public businesses or public monopolies. With this in mind, the background for this report was a need to understand consumer choices in markets that were formerly partly public businesses or public monopolies better.


Social Work In General Practice

Author by : E. Matilda Goldberg
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In the early 1970s general practitioners were well aware that they were being asked to deal not only with physical illness in their patients but also with the stresses relating to social and emotional problems. Increasingly often they were working together with health visitors and social workers in attempting to respond more effectively to these demands. Originally published in 1972, this study describes the attachment of a social worker to a group general medical practice in London, indicating why, for all social groups, the general practice is an appropriate point at which psychosocial problems may be identified and treated. The authors describe the nature and range of patients’ problems that come to light in the consulting room; how patients present their problems to the social worker; and the kind of help the social worker is able to offer. They explore the extent to which the general practice setting provides opportunities for preventive therapy and further describe how social work in general practice can most effectively be related to existing social services in the community, particularly to the reorganised personal social services. Their findings are supported throughout by illuminating case studies. The book also discusses the integration of the social worker into the general practice team, the problems that have to be solved and the mutual enlightenment that results. This emerges as an extremely encouraging and instructive experiment, which will immediately interest social service departments and social workers, doctors and nurses, both students and those in practice. The wide spectrum of social problems encountered and dealt with by the social worker in a general practice make it a particularly stimulating account.