Primary Care Trusts are a flagship initiative of government policy for modernising the NHS. The new requirement for frontline healthcare professionals to work together stretches across both community care and public health, and as a result traditional boundaries are being blurred and new local roles and resources are emerging right across the primary care sector. This book draws practical lessons for Primary Care Trusts from applied research and development programmes in other parts of the NHS, other parts of the public sector, parallel developments in the private sector and relevant international experience. With contributions from the Health Management Group and its associates, this book provides a comprehensive approach and practical guidance. It includes new specific models for local development on clinical governance, evidence-based medicine, use of applied health services research, social services collaboration, new organisational partnerships, public health alliances, community hospital usage and managed care. Trust in Experience will enable readers to create PCTs as their own organisations and not simply as local agents of central policy, and perceive changes as positive opportunities whilst recognising the risks involved.

part 1|46 pages

Policy into practice

chapter 1|14 pages

Transferable learning

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chapter 2|17 pages

Traumas and turning points

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chapter 3|11 pages

Rhetoric, resources and realities

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part 2|170 pages

Practice into policy

chapter 4|20 pages

Releasing the dividend of ‘new’ partnerships

ByJohn Ashcroft

chapter 5|19 pages

Owning up to the public health agenda

ByYvonne Cornish

chapter 6|-1 pages

Getting to grips with social services

ByRosie Benaim

chapter 7|18 pages

Turning community hospitals into assets

ByHelen Tucker

chapter 8|12 pages

Balancing bigger budgets

ByRobert Moore

chapter 9|16 pages

Developing new organisations: a case study

ByElaine Cohen

chapter 10|16 pages

Making friends with clinical governance

ByMichael Berridge

chapter 11|22 pages

Taking evidence-based medicine on trust

ByJacqui Barker, Leroy White

chapter 12|12 pages

Prescribing: remedy needed for chronic inflation

ByDavid Coleman

chapter 13|8 pages

Practising both care management and managed care

ByMarie Hill, Roger Hudson

chapter 14|10 pages

Realising research can be relevant

ByRoland Petchey

part 3|22 pages

Looking ahead

chapter 15|8 pages

Regaining public confidence

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chapter 16|12 pages

Taken on trust: an essay on reflective decision thinking 1

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