The International Journal of Health Planning and Management

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Edited By: Professor Calum Paton

Impact Factor: 1.11

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 54/75 (Health Policy & Services)

Online ISSN: 1099-1751

Virtual Issue: People and Systems


PEOPLE AND SYSTEMS: LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND REGULATORY REFORMS

Human resource policy, including the often-vogue search for 'leadership', on the one hand, and management and regulatory reforms, on the other hand, are sometimes treated separately, but our articles featured in this issue tend to remind us that both are - or should be - embedded in each other.

As regards the latter, accreditation, quality improvement and 'system intelligence' are central to many global reform initiatives. Our articles include a conceptual consideration of accreditation, standing back from the 'how' to ask 'why?' and 'if'; the recent story of attempts at 'arm's length' regulation in England (different from the rest of the UK); quality indicators in public services; 'total quality service' initiatives and patient satisfaction in Turkey; financial 'intelligence' in and for Japanese hospitals; and overall frameworks to provide intelligence within the complexity of healthcare systems. Additionally, we remind our readers of the importance of the relationship between health services research and health policy through my review of Holland's reflections on this subject.

NHS management has proved a minefield in terms of reform, and its need to adapt to continual system reform, in England. We offer a review of what incentives and behaviours have been thrown up to individuals, and affecting individuals, - the 'snakes and ladders' affecting would-be leaders. Concerning leadership per se, we offer Edmonstone's ongoing analysis of clinical leadership across the UK and a study of 'self-leadership' in Turkish hospitals.

ARTICLES:

1.IS THE HOSPITAL DECISION TO SEEK ACCREDITATION AND EFFECTIVE ONE? (2015)
Sverre Grepperud

2. WHITHER THE ELEPHANT? THE CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT OF CLINICAL LEADERSHIP IN THE UK NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE (2014)
John Duncan Edmonstone

3. HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH AND HEALTH POLICY (2015)
Calum Paton

4. DEVELOPING A NATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF QUALITY INDICATORS FOR PUBLIC HOSPITALS (2014)
Effie Simou, Paraskevi Pliatsika, Eleni Koutsogeorgou, Anastasia Roumeliotou

5. NHS ARM'S LENGTH BODIES AND REGULATORY NETWORKS IN ENGLAND (2014)
Richard McManus

6. THE SNAKES AND LADDERS OF NHS MANAGEMENT IN ENGLAND (2014)
Martin Powell

7. EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF PERSONAL FACTORS ON SELF LEADERSHIP IN A HOSPITAL SETTING (IN TURKEY) (2014)
Ozgur Ugurluoglu, Meltem Saygılı, Ozlem Ozer, Fatih Santas

8. THE IMPACT OF 'TOTAL QUALITY SERVICE' ON HEALTHCARE AND PATIENT SATISFACTION IN TURKISH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS (2013)
Ismail Bakan, Tuba Buyukbese, Burcu Ersahan

9. DEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY FOR DETECTING HOSPITAL FINANCIAL OUTLIERS USING INFORMATION SYSTEMS (IN JAPAN) (2014)
Sachiko Okada, Keisuke Nagase, Ayako Ito, Fumihiko Ando, Yoshiaki Nakagawa, Kazuya Okamoto, Naoto Kume, Tadamasa Takemura, Tomohiro Kuroda, Hiroyuki Yoshihara

10. REFLECTIONS ON THE FRAMEWORKS WE USE TO CAPTURE COMPLEX AND DYNAMIC HEALTHCARE ISSUES (2013)
Maggie Huff-Rousselle

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