Abstracts: December 8th, 1999

Timmins NFinancial Times, (UK), 27 Jul 1999. Start page: 15. No of pages: 1

Features Sir Alan Langlands, head of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK since April 1994. Notes that the government has reappointed him until 2003. Explores the impact of both Conservative and Labour government policy on the NHS. Finds that the importance of management has been accepted by the Labour government. Notes that the relationship between managers, medics and other NHS staff has improved. Examines the role of Sir Alan Langlands as chief executive of the NHS and policy adviser to the government. Observes that he is well-regarded. Explains that he brings current line managers into the NHS executive to work on different projects as a means of keeping in touch with what is happening on the ground. Looks briefly at the importance of IT within the NHS.

Subject(s): NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, LEADERSHIP, ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE, HEALTH CARE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT Database: TMA: Top Management Abstracts

Style: Comparative/evaluation, Journalistic ISSN: 0307-1766. Reference: 28AW580.

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