Going with the grain? General practitioners and the new NHS

North, N., Lupton, C. and Khan, P. (1999) Going with the grain? General practitioners and the new NHS. Health and Social Care in the Community, 7, (6), 408-416. (doi:10.1046/j.1365-2524.1999.00206.x).


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A number of policy initiatives over the last few years have encouraged
general practitioners (GPs) to participate in commissioning, as opposed
to simply purchasing, health care. This role was reinforced in the white
paper, The New NHS. A qualitative study of GPs in two health authorities
uncovered not only concerns about the reforms which have since emerged
in the medical and general press, but other issues which have been less
frequently articulated. There was also evidence of goodwill towards
professional colleagues, including those in social services departments.
The preference for professional, as opposed to market relationships may
help to secure the collaborative ethos desired by government. However, if
the concerns the study uncovered are indicative of a more widespread
response to the white paper, they suggest the need for careful support of
developing Primary Care Groups (PCGs).

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1046/j.1365-2524.1999.00206.x
ISSNs: 0966-0410 (print)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Work Studies
ePrint ID: 33668
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Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:00
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33668

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