Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Placing healthNeighbourhood renewal, health improvement and complexity$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Tim Blackman

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346117

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346117.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Health inequality as a policy priority

Health inequality as a policy priority

Chapter:
(p.141) Six Health inequality as a policy priority
Source:
Placing health
Author(s):

Tim Blackman

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346117.003.0006

This chapter discusses recent policy developments in Great Britain aimed at tackling health inequalities, focusing on the significance of the performance management of delivery. It discusses the roles of National Health Service (NHS) and local-government and health-impact assessments in addressing health inequalities. The chapter also highlights the tension between targets and performance management on the one hand, and local responsiveness and autonomy on the other, when using the neighbourhood as a setting for intervention.

Keywords:   health inequalities, policy developments, Great Britain, performance management, NHS, local government, health-impact assessments, neighbourhood

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.