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Impacts and achievements: Books / Book Chapters

The following list provides the details of all published books and book chapters notified to the HS&DR Programme that have resulted in whole or in part from a project funded by the HS&DR  Programme. If your book/book chapter is not included in list below, please click here to complete an output notification form.


Mental Health and Care Homes

Oxford University Press 2011 Dening, T; Milne, A

Chapter: Good practice: outside the care home.

08/1809/231 A study to develop integrated working between primary health care services and care homes (APPROACH)

Mental Health and Care Homes brings together both clinical and research perspectives, it will help those working in the care home sector to deliver high quality care and support to both residents and staff. This important area is thoroughly reviewed by a range of experts including residents, family carers, staff, researchers, and clinicians.





Organisational innovation in health services: lessons from the NHS Treatment Centres

Policy Press April 2011 Gabbay, J et al

08/1304/045 The development and implementation of NHS treatment centres as an organisational innovation (DTC)

Amid a welter of simultaneous policy initiatives, treatment centres were a top-down NHS innovation that became subverted into a multiplicity of solutions to different local problems. This highly readable account of how and why they evolved with completely unforeseen results reveals clear, practical lessons based on case study research involving over 200 interviews. Policy makers, managers and clinicians undertaking any organisational innovation cannot afford to ignore these findings.


Leadership for Healthcare

Policy Press March 2010 Hartley, J; Benington, J

08/1601/148 A synthesis of reviews on leadership in health care

It is vital for healthcare leaders to have a clear sense of which leadership ideas and practices are rooted in sound theory and convincing evidence, and which are more speculative. This book provides a coherent set of six lenses through which to scrutinise the leadership literature relevant to healthcare - leadership concepts, characteristics, contexts, challenges, capabilities and consequences. It offers a view of leadership beyond the traditional focus on the individual, and argues instead that leadership has to be understood and developed as a complex set of practices by many people within specific organisational and inter-organisational contexts and cultures.


The Public Health System in England

The Policy Press March 2010 Hunter, D; Marks, L; Smith, K.

08/1618/150 Scoping study of the public health system in England

Health systems everywhere are experiencing rapid change in response to new threats to health, including from lifestyle diseases, risks of pandemic flu, and the global effects of climate change but health inequalities continue to widen. Such developments have profound implications for the future direction of public health policy and practice. The public health system in England offers a wide-ranging, provocative and accessible assessment of challenges confronting a public health system, exploring how its parameters have shifted and what the origins of dilemmas in public health practice are.


Organizing and Reorganizing Power and Change in Health Care Organizations

Palgrave Macmillan January 2008 McKee, L; Ferlie, E; Hyde, P

Chapter: Va va voom, size doesn’t matter : Form and function in the NHS. 

08/1318/055 Organisational factors and performance: a scoping exercise

08/1304/063 Evaluating models of service delivery: Reconfiguration principles

Why are health care services in so many countries undergoing so much reorganization? What are the long term effects of such managerial restructuring? How might we start to make an assessment of such effects? This book brings together a group of international authors to examine these themes and offer a vital insight into organizing and reorganizing in health care.  The handling of organizational politics, power and change is revealed as a core aspect of effective reorganizations which are not a simple or linear process. They may also generate unpredictable effects.

 Health Policy and Politics  

Ashgate December 2007 A.Hann 

Chapter: Analysing Health Services Decentralisation in the UK.

08/1318/067 Aspects of relationships between organisations: centralisation, decentralisation and devolution in publicly funded health services

What is the relationship between politics and health policy in the UK? How are the interests of the medical profession, civil society and the state weighed and balanced in the making of health policy? Health Policy and Politics offers a sophisticated critical analysis of policy-making in the National Health Service. They examine the 'macro' level of policy-making at governmental level, and then consider professional institutional relationships and struggles, and interpersonal decision-making and power relations within small organizations and department


Managing networks of twenty-first century organisations

Palgrave Macmillan 2006 P; Goodwin, N; Peck, E; Freeman, T.

08/1218/039 Literature review on managing across diverse networks of health care providers: lessons from other sectors

Managing networks of twenty first century organisations presents a novel theory of how networks of organisations work. The theoretical argument is illustrated using four case studies in which networks of firms and organisations in defence contracting, biotechnology, health care and combating crime and disorder are examined, and compared to draw out general lessons for scholars, students and practitioners on the merits and limitations of networks as well as the most effective network management strategies.
  Health Operation Management

Routledge August 2005 Vissers, J; Beech, R

Chapter: How to take variability into account when planning the capacity for a new hospital unit .Utley, M; Gallivan, S; Jit, M.

08/1304/045 Research evaluation of the development, implementation and effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment centres within the NHS

Case studies cover:

  • Scheduling outpatient appointments
  • Services for older people
  • Master scheduling of medical specialists
  • Cardio Care Unit resource interaction
  • Aggregate hospital production and capacity planning

Diffusion of innovations in health service organisations: a systematic literature review

Wiley June 2005 Greenhalgh, T; Robert, G; Bate, P; Macfarlane, F; Kyriakidou, O; Donaldson, L.

08/1201/038 Systematic review of the literature on diffusion, spread and sustainability of innovations in health service delivery and organisation

This is a systematic review on how innovations in health service practice and organisation can be disseminated and implemented. The results of the review are discussed in detail in separate chapters covering particular innovations and the relevant contexts. 

Integrating services for older people: a resource book for managers

European Health Management Association (EHMA) 2004 Nies, H; Berman, PC.

08/1218/039 Literature review on managing across diverse networks of health care providers: lessons from other sectors

This resource book provides practical advice, mechanisms and instruments that managers can use in developing integrated care for older people. Topics cover

  • concepts and background of integrated care
  • integrated organisational structures and the quality management and management of information within them
  • involvement, empowerment and advocacy,the importance of needs assessment, case management integrated teams and care pathways in integrated care
  • strategic planning and leadership and the impact of cultural change on integrating organisations as well as mapping the competencies and skills required of the workforce in integrated systems.

Developing change management skills. A resource for health care professionals and managers

2004 Iles, Valerie; Cranfield, S Download

08/1301/057 Putting theory into practice: a change management skills development resource for health care managers and professionals.

This publication and web based resource aims to help those leading change in health care to use the literature in this field to inform practice by:

  • describing some of the relevant theories and approaches that have been used to guide change management
  • illustrating the use of these theories in practice in a variety of settings in health
  • encouraging readers to reflect on and evaluate change processes and how they might apply these to different settings.

Access to health care

Routledge June 2003 Gulliford, M; Morgan, M

08/1009/005 Access to health care services: a scoping exercise

Access to Health Care addresses concerns in health services about whether it is possible to offer universal and comprehensive services without waiting lists and unacceptable delays in receiving treatment. Key issues include health policy, defining the meaning of access and summarizing the theoretical issues which underpin current research and policy debates.  


The Changing Role of Social Care

Jessica Kingsley Publishers December 1999 Hudson, B

Chapter: Changes in the private sector Hardy, B; Wistow, G

08/1109/195 Collaborative linkages inside and between organisations

The contributors examine the impact and effectiveness of key shifts in:

  •  the weighting of responsibility of central and local government
  •  who the purchasers and providers of social care are
  •  the interaction between social services and other agencies
  •  the relationship between voluntary and statutory sectors
  •  the involvement of users and carers in service design and provision.
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