The New Public Management of Scotland: Local Government and the National Health Service

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Abstract

This book was written to help students and practitioners gain a better understanding of the changing nature of Scottish local government and the NHS in Scotland taking into account the experience of devolved government since 1999. There are no other books that deal with management in Scottish local government and the NHS in Scotland in such a comprehensive manner and no other books that deal with the New Public Management of Scotland in the post-devolution period. The book is substantially a product of the author’s research and consultancy activities in local government and the NHS over a 25-year period. In particular the author worked in and with Hamilton District Council and Strathclyde Regional Council from 1975-96. During that period the author was the Chief Examiner in Local Government Services for the Scottish Vocational Education Council and an author and consultant to Unison Education and Training. This book has been designed to meet the needs of undergraduate and post-graduate students as well as the needs of practitioners in both local government and the NHS in Scotland. It will be of particular use to local government officers and NHS employees wishing to know more about their own organisation and the ways in which it interacts with other areas of Scottish public administration and management.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherW. Green
Number of pages282
ISBN (Print)0414016009, 9780414016002
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2005

Keywords

  • Public Management
  • Scotland
  • Local government
  • NHS

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