Abstracts: September 1st, 2005

By Caroline Glendinning, Bob Hudson and Robin Means.Relationships between the NHS and social care services over the past 25 years have a poor history. This article examines the strategies that have been used by central government and by local NHS and social care organizations to overcome difficulties of service co-ordination. The authors conclude that policies reflecting ‘networked’ modes of governance may stand the best chance of success, although evidence of improved impact and outcomes still remains scarce.

Public Money & Management Volume 25 Issue 4. August 2005.doi:10.1111/j.1467-9302.2005.00480.x