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The Gordian knot – provision and integrated provision in Scotland and England.

  Comment Paper: The changing shape of health means human resources is always adapting. Healthcare needs to assume that workforce delivery systems are efficient within defined financial parameters. In the UK, two NHS systems have emerged with fundamentally different prioritisation and needs which allow the examination of these prioritisations. The Scots and English have been faced by the same problems but have taken fundamentally different approaches in addressing them. The two main problems have been the nature of hospital capacity—the number and type of hospitals—and the composition of the workforce to deliver service. It is this that will be discussed in this article.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 2011

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    MA Healtcare Ltd

  • ISSN:

    1358-0574

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    610 Medicine & health

Citation

Donaldson, J. H., McIntosh, B. & Jones, S. (2011). The Gordian knot – provision and integrated provision in Scotland and England. British Journal of Healthcare Management. 18, 462-463. ISSN 1358-0574

Keywords

NHS; workforce delivery systems; hospital capacity;

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