An overview of recent NHS reorganisation and a tale of policy ethnography (featuring NHS111)
|Dates:||11 March 2014|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Institute of Population Health|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Current University students, University staff|
Host: Centre for Primary Care
About the event:
The NHS in England has recently experienced one of the most far-reaching reorganisations in its history as a result of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (HSCA). The policy created Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), geographically based organisations composed primarily of GPs, which replaced Primary Care Trusts as the main purchasers of health care services for local populations. A new organisation—NHS England—was formed to authorise and scrutinise CCGs as well as purchase certain specialised medical services. These reforms have created the conditions for new and evolving constellations of governance at national, regional, and local levels; this process has broad implications for accountability, responsibility, and legitimacy within the system.
The seminar will be composed of two parts: a brief overview of the structure of, and recent developments in, the NHS since April 2013, when Clinical Commissioning Groups emerged from shadow form and took on full statutory responsibilities; and an analysis of the HSCA policy and its enactment in a newly formed CCG using an ethnographic approach from my PhD. I will talk about methodological issues and experiences, and consider one administrative drama from my fieldwork: NHS111 and its “mobilisation”.
Role: PhD student
Organisation: HiPPO group, Centre for Primary Care
Travel and Contact Information
Seminar room, 5th Floor