In recent years the pace of reform in health policy and the NHS has been relentless. But how are policies formed and implemented? This fully updated edition of a bestselling textbook explores the processes and institutions that make health policy. It reflects policies under the later years of New Labour and the Coalition government, including the impact of devolution, and includes new case studies to illustrate how policy has evolved and developed.
Rob Baggott is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Health Policy Research Unit at De Montfort University, Leicester
Analysing health policy; Party politics and health; Central government and health policy; Parliament and health policy; The media and health; Pressure groups and health policy; Health policy and the NHS; Partnerships and health policy; Health policy and devolution; The international context of UK health policy; Conclusion.