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Democratic engagement in the local NHS

Ruane, Sally (2014) Democratic engagement in the local NHS. Democratic Audit, LSE Public Policy Group, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Any examination of democracy in the health service is troubled by confusion and complexity. In this essay, Dr Sally Ruane of the Centre for Health and the Public Interest writes for Democratic Audit about the recent history of patient and public involvement in the NHS, and those elements of the health system lying outside the NHS. Dr Ruane identifies the barriers to democratic engagement and sets out ways in which accountability can be strengthened, particularly through Healthwatch and local authorities.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author, Democratic Audit Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 15:33
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2014 15:33

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