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English nurse education and National Health Service reform 1985-1997

English nurse education and National Health Service reform 1985-1997

Humphreys, Trevor John (2002) English nurse education and National Health Service reform 1985-1997. PhD thesis, University of Greenwich.

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Abstract

Between 1993 and 2002, I have produced 32 publications representing a coherent body of work examining the development and implementation of nurse education policy in England between 1985 and 1997. A selection of 16 of these are included in this submission. Some of the others are cited mainly for the purpose of demonstrating the impact of my work.

The work examines questions about the fundamental characteristics of the arrangements for nurse education, how and why these changed as they did over the period in question and the implications of these changes for stake-holders and participants. Answering these questions has required a wide-ranging multidisciplinary research programme theoretically informed by a number of disciplines including education, economics, policy studies and sociology, and including empirical work and archive-based primary source analysis.

During the period in question, profound changes occurred in the arrangements for English nurse education. These are explained in policy terms, with reference to the intersection of two distinct but overlapping policy processes, firstly a professional project and secondly, the radical reform of the NHS under the Thatcher government. Examination of the implications of these issues is wide in scope, ranging from the position of individual nurses and nurse trainers, through college management, qualitative and quantitative workforce supply issues through to life-long learning barriers in the NHS.

International comparative studies provide explanatory insights and the impact of the work is demonstrated through numerous citations among other forms of recognition.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: uk.bl.ethos.571390 PhD by Ppublished Work.
Uncontrolled Keywords: training of nurses, nursing, education, NHS, NHS reform,
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Health Development
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:21
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8738

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