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Martin Powell, Linda Bauld, and Karen Clarke

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346704

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.001.0001

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The future of healthcare in the UK: think-tanks and their policy prescriptions

The future of healthcare in the UK: think-tanks and their policy prescriptions

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(p.147) Eight The future of healthcare in the UK: think-tanks and their policy prescriptions
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Social Policy Review 17
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Ruane Sally

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.003.0009

This chapter talks about the proposals on the health service, and the role of government in providing healthcare. It reveals that there is a considerable consensus among the right-wing and centre-left think-tanks about the desirability of an agenda of choice and competition among healthcare providers. The chapter also shows that think-tanks have helped build a discourse which sets the framework for political debate, and legitimates the move to market-based forms of provision.

Keywords:   health service, government, healthcare provision, think-tanks, agenda of choice, agenda of competition, healthcare providers, market-based provision, forms of provision

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