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Challenging health inequalitiesFrom Acheson to choosing health

Challenging health inequalities: From Acheson to choosing health

Elizabeth Dowler and Nick J. Spencer (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348999
eISBN:
9781447301646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book offers a unique multi-disciplinary perspective on tackling health inequalities in a rich country, examining the New Labour policy agenda for tackling health inequalities and its inherent ... More

Citizens at the centreDeliberative participation in healthcare decisions

Citizens at the centre: Deliberative participation in healthcare decisions

Celia Davies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348029
eISBN:
9781447301851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348029.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Involving citizens in policy-decision-making processes – deliberative democracy – has been a central goal of the Labour government since it came to power in 1997. But what happens when members of the ... More

Commissioning Healthcare in EnglandEvidence, Policy and Practice

Commissioning Healthcare in England: Evidence, Policy and Practice

Pauline Allen, Kath Checkland, Valerie Moran, and Stephen Peckham (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447346111
eISBN:
9781447346319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346111.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book brings together selected research on commissioning healthcare in the English NHS carried out by national policy research unit in commissioning and the healthcare system (PRUComm) between ... More

Community health and wellbeingAction research on health inequalities

Community health and wellbeing: Action research on health inequalities

Steve Cropper, Alison Porter, and Gareth Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348180
eISBN:
9781447301936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348180.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Improving health in populations in which it is poor is a complex process. This book argues that the traditional government approach of exhorting individuals to live healthier lifestyles is not enough ... More

The Future for Health Promotion

The Future for Health Promotion

Colin Palfrey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447341239
eISBN:
9781447341277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341239.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Does health promotion have a lasting and positive effect on people? With mounting pressure to reduce costs to the NHS and increasing scepticism of the so-called nanny state, health promotion ... More

Governance, commissioning and public health

Governance, commissioning and public health

Linda Marks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447304944
eISBN:
9781447311775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304944.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Drawing on in-depth case studies across England, this book argues that governance and population health are inextricably linked. Using original research, it shows how these links can be illustrated ... More

Governing health and consumptionSensible citizens, behaviour and the city

Governing health and consumption: Sensible citizens, behaviour and the city

Clare Herrick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426383
eISBN:
9781447302445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426383.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book critically explores the urban governance of healthy lifestyles and the contemporary problematisations of the obesity, sedentarism and alcohol ‘epidemics’. To do so, it uses US and UK case ... More

The health debatePolicy & Politics in the Twenty-First Century

The health debate: Policy & Politics in the Twenty-First Century

David J. Hunter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349293
eISBN:
9781447303855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349293.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Health care systems across the world are in a state of permanent revolution as they struggle to cope with multiple pressures arising from changing demography, new technologies and limited resources. ... More

Healthcare in the UKUnderstanding continuity and change

Healthcare in the UK: Understanding continuity and change

Ian Greener

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346094
eISBN:
9781447302490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346094.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The National Health Service (NHS) is undergoing a period of significant reform, with the reintroduction of the internal market, a focus on patient choice and the controversial introduction of ... More

Leadership for healthcare

Leadership for healthcare

Jean Hartley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424877
eISBN:
9781447302667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424877.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

It is vital for healthcare leaders to have a clear sense of which leadership ideas and practices are rooted in sound theory and convincing evidence, and which are more speculative. This book provides ... More

Living DataMaking Sense of Health Bio-Sensing

Living Data: Making Sense of Health Bio-Sensing

Maggie Mort, Celia Roberts, and Adrian Mackenzie

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447348665
eISBN:
9781447348689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348665.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Biosensors and biosensing practices collect and share living data, data concerning changes in body states. Health biosensing emerges where devices, health experience, scientific and medical ... More

Medical Regulation, Fitness To Practice and RevalidationA critical introduction

Medical Regulation, Fitness To Practice and Revalidation: A critical introduction

John Martyn Chamberlain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447325444
eISBN:
9781447325543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325444.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book critically examines the topics of medical fitness to practice tribunals and revalidation and how we as a society ensure doctors remain competent in their chosen speciality, through a ... More

Modernising health careReinventing professions, the state and the public

Modernising health care: Reinventing professions, the state and the public

Ellen Kuhlmann

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348586
eISBN:
9781447302810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348586.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book is a crucial contribution to debates about the rapid modernisation of health care systems and the dynamics of changing modes of governance and citizenship. Structured around the role of the ... More

Multidisciplinary public healthUnderstanding the development of the modern workforce

Multidisciplinary public health: Understanding the development of the modern workforce

Jenny Wright, Fiona Sim, and Katie Ferguson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447300335
eISBN:
9781447311690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300335.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The book is an important addition to the history of public health in England. Starting in the 1970s, with a brief overview of earlier periods, it charts the events leading to the unique achievement ... More

Partnership workingPolicy and practice

Partnership working: Policy and practice

Susan Balloch and Marilyn Taylor (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342201
eISBN:
9781447302919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342201.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Over the past ten years partnership working has become a central feature of public services. This book analyses experience of partnerships in different policy fields, identifying the theoretical and ... More

Partnership working in public health

Partnership working in public health

David J. Hunter and Neil Perkins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447301325
eISBN:
9781447311942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301325.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The UK government’s reforms of the NHS and public health system require partnerships if they are to succeed. Those partnerships concerned with public health are especially important and are deemed to ... More

People-centred public health

People-centred public health

Jane South, Judy White, and Mark Gamsu

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781447305316
eISBN:
9781447307808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305316.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

People-centred public health examines how members of the public can be involved in delivering health improvement, primarily as volunteers or lay health workers. With a foreword by Professor Sir ... More

Placing healthNeighbourhood renewal, health improvement and complexity

Placing health: Neighbourhood renewal, health improvement and complexity

Tim Blackman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346117
eISBN:
9781447302971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346117.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Where people live matters to their health. Health-improvement strategies often target where people live, but do they work? This book tackles this question by exploring new theoretical, empirical, and ... More

The political economy of health careWhere the NHS came from and where it could lead

The political economy of health care: Where the NHS came from and where it could lead

Julian Tudor Hart

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427830
eISBN:
9781447303930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427830.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Drawing on clinical experience dating from the birth of the NHS in 1948, the author, a politically active GP in a Welsh coal mining community, charts in this book the progress of the NHS from its ... More

Professional Health Regulation in the Public InterestInternational Perspectives

Professional Health Regulation in the Public Interest: International Perspectives

John Martyn Chamberlain, Mike Dent, and Mike Saks (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447332268
eISBN:
9781447332282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332268.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

There are significant variations in how healthcare systems and health professionals are regulated globally. One feature that they increasingly have in common is an emphasis on the value of including ... More

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