NHS Case Study

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The political landscape in the United Kingdom has changed regarding the need to create an overhaul in healthcare to provide greater efficiency for its citizens since its inception in 1948. In order to truly to create a system of national healthcare that is available at no cost at point of service for all citizens then it should be uniform to all. At the current time, that could not be said. In 2000, the Prime Minister proposed to increase the funding for the NHS so improvements in care are at the forefront of the mission through addressing the following (www.dhgov.uk).
• Partnerships;
• Performance professions and the wider NHS workforce;
• Patient care;
• Prevention
The public health system, facing drastic reform is outlined in the coalition’s White Paper “Healthy Lives (www.dhgov.uk).” Though controversial, and contested, these cuts are what the NHS is determined to undergo to reform healthcare in the UK. Through increasing the funding it would be the government’s mission to utilize the resources to achieve benefits for patients, utilize integrated tools for clinical and administrative care, and meet public demands by the following:
• Reducing integration costs;
• Lowering operation costs;
• Reducing clinical risks;
• Increasing the scope for innovation;
• Improving communications
OBJECTIVES
A national health care system is one that is available for all regardless of wealth with three guiding principles (NHS, 2009):
• Meets everyone’s needs;
• No cost to anyone at the point of service;
• Provides Services based on clinical needs, not ability to pay.
PRINCIPLES
These principles were the guiding force of the NHS from its inception under the direction of Labour government, minister of health, Aneurin Bevan fo...

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PARTNERSHIPS
NHS England has collaboration and partnerships with organizations to make improvements to their medical facilities and facilitate and improve outcomes. They also have partnerships due to the requirements and mandates that are financially required of them. It is with their successful partnerships that a positive opinion of the NHS is determined a business worthy to have external stakeholders and a competent organization (Grant & Douglas, 2014).
It has become essential in to provide training to the workforce in a competitive market. This is obtainable through partnership, where utilizing an partnering organization to aid in teaching a large workforce how to become equipped with skills necessary to continue to support patients in an ever changing technologically advanced climate, grow and fully realize their own potential (McBride & Mustchin, 2007).
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