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    Managing Healthcare Britain Managing Healthcare Britain Presentation Transcript

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