Networks have become a well-known template for public service governance. Often seen as an alternative to contracts and hierarchies, networks cross institutionalized organizational or sectoral boundaries to encourage collaboration and the sharing of resources when addressing complicated problems. Nowhere is this more the case than in the field of health services modernization and improvement.
Comprising exceptional empirical contributions, drawn primarily from the experience of the UK National Health Service (NHS), Decentring Health and Care Networks, (PDF) develops a ‘decentred’ analysis of health and care networks. Contributors look beyond particular patterns or structures of governance and focus instead on interpreting the effective practices of policy actors as they face and enact policy instruments and structures. The approach provides a distinct form of analysis that deepens and improves network governance’s traditional public policy accounts. It identifies the influence of local history, highlights the impact of dominant economic, technical and corporate narratives, and recognizes the continued power of biomedical knowledge and professional expertise.
Providing practical insight for current and future service leaders about the challenges of implementing, managing, and working within networks Decentring Health and Care Networks draws out key messages for practitioners and researchers alike.
Additional ISBNs: 978-3030408886, 978-3030408893
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