TITLE

Understanding the effects of organisational change on staff in the NHS: A case study of a local Primary Care Trust Merger

PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Management Services;Spring2008, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents an analysis of group discussions on organisational changes at the British National Health Service (NHS). Uncertainty and vulnerability were the most common feelings expressed by respondents throughout the discussions. There were references made to the possibility of improvement through the reconfiguration of primary care trusts (PCTs). Both administration and managerial staff were described as being at risk within the PCT merger timetable. There was a tendency among nursing and therapy staff to describe the uncertainty in relation to the children they care rather than for themselves. A certain amount of resignation about the issue can be felt in spite of a discussion about government involvement.
ACCESSION #
37013162

 

Related Articles

  • Herefordshire has the right mix. Dunning, Jeremy // Community Care;8/12/2010, Issue 1831, p26 

    The article focuses on the call for councils to integrate health and social care services locally in Great Britain. In 2013, primary care trusts are set to be abolished and most health services will be commissioned by consortia of general practitioners (GPs). Last month's health "White Paper"...

  • IN BRIEF.  // Nursing Standard;11/24/2010, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p9 

    The article presents news items on medicine in Great Britain. Great Britain's Department of Health (DH) wants to quadruple the number of people who receive a personal care budget by 2013. Jonathan Paul Nolan, a British reservist nurse, was honored by the Queen of England for aiding injured...

  • Shaky foundations: compromising the NHS. Hawkes, Nigel // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;2/28/2009, p508 

    In this article the author discuses a decision from Great Britain's National Health Service (NHS) which was concerned with the ability of British patients to purchase drugs that were not approved by the organization. He is critical of the decision and of the impact it may have on medical care in...

  • "Paid for by the NHS" Patel, Kinesh // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;2/28/2009, p548 

    In this article the author discusses the spending habits of Great Britain's National Health Service. He is critical of the service's apparent wasteful spending habits and of a public misconception about the costs of medical care in Great Britain and of the services that they should be entitled...

  • A CLEAR PATHWAY. Pearce, Lynne // Nursing Standard;3/9/2011, Vol. 25 Issue 27, p64 

    The article presents an overview of a consultation on the restructuring of Great Britain's National Health Service which was launched in December of 2010 by the British government and which proposes a local approach to workforce planning with national oversight by a new statutory organization...

  • Workforce. Buchan, James // Nursing Standard;9/21/2011, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p28 

    In this article the author discusses the pay and pensions of nurses in Great Britain and on efforts to establish local pay systems for nurses working for Great Britain's National Health Service. He is critical of efforts which are being made to eliminate national pay systems and develop local...

  • Independent Nurse: News Focus - Should health and social care merge?  // GP: General Practitioner;11/27/2009, p15 

    The article presents information related to creating joint working plans to provide health services in Great Britain. It has been stated that the National Health Service (NHS) Plan has envisioned a joint model straddling health and social care in the form of Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in 1997....

  • Analysis: Can health checks be revived?  // GP: General Practitioner;8/4/2014, p34 

    The article discusses the plan of Public Health England (PHE) to revive the National Health Service (NHS) checks since their launch in 2009. Topics mentioned include the worthiness of the efforts being done to continue with the program, the advantages of focused targeting in identifying who will...

  • Groups reluctantly come out in support of top-up payments. Kmietowicz, Zosia // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/20/2008, Vol. 337 Issue 7671, p650 

    The article reports on a 2008 decision from several leading medical organizations in Great Britain, including the King's Fund, The NHS Confederation and the British Medical Association, to come together to support a medical care system in the country in which patients can pay privately for...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics