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Research Conducted at University of Reading Has Provided New Information about Health Policy and Law (From Hippocrates to Commodities: three models...

August 8, 2014



Research Conducted at University of Reading Has Provided New Information about Health Policy and Law (From Hippocrates to Commodities: three models of NHS governance: NHS governance, regulation, mid staffordshire inquiry, health care as a ...)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Investigators discuss new findings in Legal Issues. According to news originating from Reading, United Kingdom, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "A series of inquiries and reports suggest considerable failings in the care provided to some patients in the NHS. Although the Bristol Inquiry report of 2001 led to the creation of many new regulatory bodies to supervise the NHS, they have never enjoyed consistent support from government and the Mid Staffordshire Inquiry in 2013 suggests they made little difference."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Reading, "Why do some parts of the NHS disregard patients' interests and how we should we respond to the challenge? The following discusses the evolution of approaches to NHS governance through the Hippocratic, Managerial and Commercial models, and assesses their risks and benefits. Apart from the ethical imperative, the need for effective governance is driven both by the growth in information available to the public and the resources wasted by ineffective systems of care."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Appropriate solutions depend on an understanding of the perverse incentives inherent in each model and the need for greater sensitivity to the voices of patients and the public."

For more information on this research see: From Hippocrates to Commodities: three models of NHS governance: NHS governance, regulation, mid staffordshire inquiry, health care as a commodity. Medical Law Review, 2014;22(2):162-79. Medical Law Review can be contacted at: Oxford Univ Press, Great Clarendon St, Oxford OX2 6DP, England. (Oxford University Press - www.oup.com/; Medical Law Review - medlaw.oxfordjournals.org)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from C. Newdick, School of Law, University of Reading, Whiteknights Road, Reading, UK (see also Legal Issues).

The publisher's contact information for the journal Medical Law Review is: Oxford Univ Press, Great Clarendon St, Oxford OX2 6DP, England.

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Reading, Legal Issues, United Kingdom.

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