Report of the National Health Council for the year ended 31st March 1975

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/238131
Title:
Report of the National Health Council for the year ended 31st March 1975
Authors:
National Health Council
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Issue Date:
1975
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/238131
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Minister's keynote speech in referring to the mounting cost of the health services set the pattern for much of our debates during the year which centered upon the relationship between monies expended and the quality and quantity of service given to the general public. It is the national policies determined upon, and in which this Council has an important consultative role, that will determine the allocation of resources. The wide spread of vocational representation in the National Health Council guarantees the fullest discussion and examination of matters placed before it for examination by the Minister or raised by individual members of the Council in the public interest. In many ways the National Health Council is a unique institution not only by reason of its statutory establishment but because it has been operating a form of consumer council for the health services as a forerunner of similar roles now being sought for a number of public agencies. The great bulk of lay people on the Council, allied to the professional and vocational skills also represented, guarantees critical assessment of policies and planning. It is one of the distinctions of the Council, and a tribute to the firm guidance of my predecessor and one which I hope will continue, that the only politics which inform the debates of the Council are the politics of patient care. It is on this basis that such a detailed examination was given to the priorities in expenditure in the health services arising from sustained criticism within the Council that administrative costs of the service were rising at a much faster rate than the degree of patient care and service proportionate to such expenditure.
Keywords:
HEALTH POLICY; GOVERNMENT
Series/Report no.:
Prl; 5511

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNational Health Councilen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-10T14:42:07Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-10T14:42:07Z-
dc.date.issued1975-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/238131-
dc.descriptionThe Minister's keynote speech in referring to the mounting cost of the health services set the pattern for much of our debates during the year which centered upon the relationship between monies expended and the quality and quantity of service given to the general public. It is the national policies determined upon, and in which this Council has an important consultative role, that will determine the allocation of resources. The wide spread of vocational representation in the National Health Council guarantees the fullest discussion and examination of matters placed before it for examination by the Minister or raised by individual members of the Council in the public interest. In many ways the National Health Council is a unique institution not only by reason of its statutory establishment but because it has been operating a form of consumer council for the health services as a forerunner of similar roles now being sought for a number of public agencies. The great bulk of lay people on the Council, allied to the professional and vocational skills also represented, guarantees critical assessment of policies and planning. It is one of the distinctions of the Council, and a tribute to the firm guidance of my predecessor and one which I hope will continue, that the only politics which inform the debates of the Council are the politics of patient care. It is on this basis that such a detailed examination was given to the priorities in expenditure in the health services arising from sustained criticism within the Council that administrative costs of the service were rising at a much faster rate than the degree of patient care and service proportionate to such expenditure.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherStationery Officeen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPrlen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries5511en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH POLICYen_GB
dc.subjectGOVERNMENTen_GB
dc.titleReport of the National Health Council for the year ended 31st March 1975en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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