Research and development policy in the English National Health Service: the implementation of the “Research for Health” strategy

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/335750
Title:
Research and development policy in the English National Health Service: the implementation of the “Research for Health” strategy
Authors:
Twelvetree, Timothy James
Abstract:
The following thesis presents an analysis of power and control in the English National Health Service. Notably, it focuses upon power and control over knowledge; over defining what is 'valid' knowledge; over the production of that valid knowledge; and over how, what, when and where that knowledge is used in everyday clinical practice. The issue reaches to the heart of professional conception and definition and hence, control over professions themselves. The thesis attempts to demonstrate the relationship between the different professional groups in the NHS, through the analysis of national, regional and local documents, and interviews with managers, doctors, nurses, dietitians and physiotherapists in three case studies, the thesis shows the complex pattern of relations and behaviour at play. Particular attention is paid to Michael Power's notion of audit and the 'Audit Explosion', which provides a framework for the thesis, and to the work of Michel Foucault, especially his ideas about power, control and panopticism. These are used as a useful metaphor to understand and explain NBS research and audit in relation to the NHS professions. The thesis ends with a cross-case analysis which draws together the rich variety of data and concludes with an analysis of the wider sociological implications ofthe thesis.
Citation:
Twelvetree, T.J. (1999) 'Research and development policy in the English National Health Service: the implementation of the “Research for Health” strategy'. PhD thesis. University of Luton.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
Dec-1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/335750
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
A thesis submitted to the University of Luton in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy
Appears in Collections:
Masters e-theses

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dc.contributor.authorTwelvetree, Timothy Jamesen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-18T11:03:24Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-18T11:03:24Z-
dc.date.issued1999-12-
dc.identifier.citationTwelvetree, T.J. (1999) 'Research and development policy in the English National Health Service: the implementation of the “Research for Health” strategy'. PhD thesis. University of Luton.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/335750-
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted to the University of Luton in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophyen
dc.description.abstractThe following thesis presents an analysis of power and control in the English National Health Service. Notably, it focuses upon power and control over knowledge; over defining what is 'valid' knowledge; over the production of that valid knowledge; and over how, what, when and where that knowledge is used in everyday clinical practice. The issue reaches to the heart of professional conception and definition and hence, control over professions themselves. The thesis attempts to demonstrate the relationship between the different professional groups in the NHS, through the analysis of national, regional and local documents, and interviews with managers, doctors, nurses, dietitians and physiotherapists in three case studies, the thesis shows the complex pattern of relations and behaviour at play. Particular attention is paid to Michael Power's notion of audit and the 'Audit Explosion', which provides a framework for the thesis, and to the work of Michel Foucault, especially his ideas about power, control and panopticism. These are used as a useful metaphor to understand and explain NBS research and audit in relation to the NHS professions. The thesis ends with a cross-case analysis which draws together the rich variety of data and concludes with an analysis of the wider sociological implications ofthe thesis.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.subjectL431 Health Policyen
dc.subjectNational Health Serviceen
dc.subjectNHSen
dc.subjecthealth researchen
dc.subjectResearch for Healthen
dc.subjectresearchen
dc.titleResearch and development policy in the English National Health Service: the implementation of the “Research for Health” strategyen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bedfordshireen
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