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Managing Healthcare Healthcare in Britain
Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>National Health Service (NHS) </li></ul><ul><li>Initiated by Sir William Beveridge to end po...
Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>National Health Service (NHS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very popular with the people (long queue...
Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>Managing healthcare spending </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through collection of taxes </li></ul></u...
Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>Managing healthcare spending </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public worry the quality of healthcare wh...
Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>Improve NHS’s efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem: Increase in demand for healthcare (g...
Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>Improve NHS’s efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution: Policy of privatization  </li></ul>...
Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>Improve NHS’s efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution: Inculcate self responsibility </li>...
Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>Providing quality service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards not up to people’s expectations </...
Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>Providing quality service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NHS Improvement Plan (2004) </li></ul></ul><...
Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>Did the British healthcare policies meet the needs of the people? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prov...
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  1. 1. Managing Healthcare Healthcare in Britain
  2. 2. Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>National Health Service (NHS) </li></ul><ul><li>Initiated by Sir William Beveridge to end poverty, diseases and unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>Welfare system to look after citizen from ‘cradle to grave’ started in 1948 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>need not pay for the medical treatments </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>National Health Service (NHS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very popular with the people (long queues formed) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doctors used medication freely and disregard the costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unable to meet the expectations of a free healthcare system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1951, healthcare was no longer free </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>Managing healthcare spending </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through collection of taxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenge to keep up to the cost of controlling healthcare spending </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1980s, under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher, she created a system to make individual more responsible for their own healthcare and welfare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cut back on spending by the government on welfare benefits </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>Managing healthcare spending </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public worry the quality of healthcare when the government cut back spending </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2000, PM Tony Blair promised to increase public spending on healthcare and improve the NHS (improve its efficiency) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resulted in an increase in National Insurance contributions in 2003 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spent £69 billion for NHS (15.8% of budget) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>Improve NHS’s efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem: Increase in demand for healthcare (growing number of elderly) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem: Insufficient number of healthcare workers and facilities </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>Improve NHS’s efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution: Policy of privatization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>reduce government subsidies, save costs and make NHS more efficient. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Private companies had to be efficient to make profits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patients would have more choices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contract out non-medical services – laundry, cleaning, catering </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>Improve NHS’s efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution: Inculcate self responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medicine, dental treatment and optician services are no longer free (except for students under 19yrs, expectant mums, mums with children under 1 year old) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>Providing quality service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards not up to people’s expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Need to modernize to meet the demands of the people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patients were given more information to make informed choices of treatment and care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Putting the needs of patients as top priority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NHS Plan (2000) worked towards offering patients faster and more convenient services </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>Providing quality service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NHS Improvement Plan (2004) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patients choose the providers and NHS will pay for the treatment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal healthcare records available on the internet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NHS Direct where minor medical advice is given over the phone </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Healthcare in Britain <ul><li>Did the British healthcare policies meet the needs of the people? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provision of healthcare based on needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many different opinions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People given choices (pay or not pay) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Equal treatment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Insufficient facilities </li></ul></ul></ul>
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