New localism in the English National Health Service: What is it for?

Allen, P; (2006) New localism in the English National Health Service: What is it for? Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 79 (2-3). pp. 244-52. ISSN 0168-8510 DOI:

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This paper discusses the decentralisation in the English National Health Service (and the new organisational form of Foundation Trusts, in particular) in the context of the trend for decentralising public services generally since the New Labour government started its second term of office in 2001. It considers the likelihood of decentralisation achieving the aims policy makers have set: these are better services and an increase in local people's participation in the planning and running of services (active citizenship). Looking at the evidence to date, both about decentralisation of health services and about Foundation Trusts, the achievement of these goals seems uncertain.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Health Services Research and Policy
PubMed ID: 16473434
Web of Science ID: 241834100012


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