Learning from Scotland's NHS. Research report

Nuffield Trust
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This report identifies how health care in Scotland is different from other countries in the UK and where its approach may solve problems being faced in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It also assesses whether there are areas where Scotland could learn from the other countries in the UK. The report focuses on the areas of: quality improvement and change; integration; workforce; and finance. It draws on interviews with academics, health service managers and senior officials in Scotland and a selective review of the literature. Key messages include Scotland’s recognition that whilst legislation can start the process of health and social care integration, it is local relationships that are the deciding factor. The report also finds that, like other UK countries, Scotland has struggled to move care out of hospital. It is the first in a series of reports that looks at each of the four health services of the UK and the lessons they hold for the other countries. (Edited publisher abstract)

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NHS, integration, quality improvement, staffing levels, change management, financing, health care, recruitment;
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United Kingdom
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