Health professionals' views of contracting for infection control in the NHS internal market


Allen, P; Croxson, B; Roberts, J; Crawshaw, S; Archibald, K; Taylor, L; (2002) Health professionals' views of contracting for infection control in the NHS internal market. Journal of management in medicine, 16 (1). pp. 20-33. ISSN 0268-9235

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Abstract

This paper reports a national study which investigated the involvement of infection control professionals in (and their views about) the formal processes of contracting for health care in the NHS internal market. Health care professionals needed to be involved contracting, if it was to be effective. The study found that many infection control professionals were not, in fact, involved in contracting, while the importance of both contracts and informal professional networks were recognised But respondents did not think that their professional networks entirely compensated for their lack of involvement in contracting. As formal agreements continue to be central to achieving quality of care in the post-internal market NHS, infection control professionals need to be involved in specification and implementation of these arrangements.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: *Attitude of Health Personnel, Contract Services/*organization & administration, Great Britain, Health Services Research, Human, Infection Control/*organization & administration, Infection Control Practitioners/*psychology/statistics & numerical data, Questionnaires, State Medicine/*organization & administration, Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Attitude of Health Personnel, Contract Services, organization & administration, Great Britain, Health Services Research, Human, Infection Control, organization & administration, Infection Control Practitioners, psychology, statistics & numerical data, Questionnaires, State Medicine, organization & administration, Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Health Services Research and Policy
PubMed ID: 12069349
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/17229

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