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Commissioning Healthcare in EnglandEvidence, Policy and Practice$
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Pauline Allen, Kath Checkland, Valerie Moran, and Stephen Peckham

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447346111

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447346111.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
(p.i) Commissioning Healthcare in England

Pauline Allen

Kath Checkland

Stephen Peckham

Marie Sanderson

Valerie Moran

Policy Press

This chapter introduces PRUComm, the English national policy research unit in commissioning and the healthcare system funded by the Department of Health and Social Care Policy Research Programme and itsresearch programme on that subject. It then discusses the concept of commissioning in respect of healthcare in the English National Health Service. The theoretical basis for the research, being principally realist approaches to policy analysis; socio legal theory and institutional economics is then expounded and related to the research. Each subsequent chapter is then summarised.

Keywords:   Commissioning, PRUComm, NHS, Healthcare

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