Dismantling the NHS? evaluating the impact of health reforms

Mark Exworthy (Editor), Russell Mannion (Editor), Martin Powell (Editor)

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This book provides an in-depth analysis of the NHS reforms ushered in by UK Coalition Government under the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, arguably the most extensive reforms ever introduced in the NHS. Contributions from leading researchers from the UK, the US and New Zealand examine the reforms in the contexts of national health policy, commissioning and service provision, governance and others. Collectively, the chapters presents a broader assessment of the trajectory of health reforms in the context of marketisation, the rise of health consumerism and the revelation of medical scandals. This is essential reading for those studying the NHS, those who work in it, and those who seek to gain a better understanding of this key public service.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol, UK
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages395
ISBN (Electronic)9781447330240, 9781447330257
ISBN (Print)9781447330233, 9781447330226
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • NHS
  • Health and Social Care Act
  • coalition government
  • health policy
  • health reforms


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