Health and intergovernmental relations in the devolved United Kingdom

Authors:
GREER Scott L., TRENCH Alan
Publisher:
Nuffield Trust
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
54p.
Place of publication:
London

This report explains the legal and administrative underpinnings of devolution and how they shape the policies pursued in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It identifies the various kinds of tension building up along administrative and physical borders, and the likelihood of major intergovernmental conflict. It also explains the administrative and political dispute resolution mechanisms, including their weaknesses. Drawn from research and extensive interviews carried out over the last seven years, the analysis is followed by recommendations for improvements that will have beneficial consequences for health policy.

Subject terms:
law, politics, public health, regulation, standards, conflict management, devolution, financing, health care, government policy;
Content type:
research
Location(s):
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, United Kingdom, Wales
ISBN print:
978 1 905030 30 9

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