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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

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Health inequality as a policy priority

Health inequality as a policy priority

(p.141) Six Health inequality as a policy priority
Placing health

Tim Blackman

Policy Press

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

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