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Policy Networks in British Government$
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David Marsh and R. A. W. Rhodes

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198278528

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278528.001.0001

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The Health Service Policy Community

The Health Service Policy Community

Professionals Pre-eminent or Under Challenge?

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Policy Networks in British Government

Gerald Wistow

Oxford University Press

This chapter looks at the health service policy network. It describes the evolution of formal organizational and managerial frameworks within the National Health Service (NHS). It also emphasizes the dominant nature of professionalized networks rather than the political or managerial influences on both the pattern and provision of health care within the NHS.

Keywords:   health service policy network, National Health Service, NHS, professionalized networks, health care

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