Volume 13 Supplement 1

The Limits of Market-based Reforms


Edited by Helen Dickinson, Sara Shaw, Jon Glasby and Judith Smith

Publication of this supplement was funded by the Nuffield Trust.

The Limits of Market-based Reforms.

Birmingham, UK

1 October 2012

  1. Research

    Commissioning healthcare for people with long term conditions: the persistence of relational contracting in England’s NHS quasi-market

    Since 1991, there has been a series of reforms of the English National Health Service (NHS) entailing an increasing separation between the commissioners of services and a widening range of public and independe...

    Alison Porter, Nicholas Mays, Sara E Shaw, Rebecca Rosen and Judith Smith

    BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 24 May 2013

  2. Research

    The practice of commissioning healthcare from a private provider: learning from an in-depth case study

    The direction of health service policy in England is for more diversification in the design, commissioning and provision of health care services. The case study which is the subject of this paper was selected ...

    Naomi Chambers, Rod Sheaff, Ann Mahon, Richard Byng, Russell Mannion, Nigel Charles, Mark Exworthy and Sue Llewellyn

    BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 24 May 2013

  3. Research

    Co-operation and conflict under hard and soft contracting regimes: case studies from England and Wales

    This paper examines NHS secondary care contracting in England and Wales in a period which saw increasing policy divergence between the two systems. At face value, England was making greater use of market lever...

    David Hughes, Pauline Allen, Shane Doheny, Christina Petsoulas and Peter Vincent-Jones

    BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 24 May 2013

  4. Research

    How managed a market? Modes of commissioning in England and Germany

    In quasi-markets governance over healthcare providers is mediated by commissioners. Different commissioners apply different combinations of six methods of control ('media of power') for exercising governance: ...

    Rod Sheaff, Naomi Chambers, Nigel Charles, Mark Exworthy, Ann Mahon, Richard Byng and Russell Mannion

    BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S8

    Published on: 24 May 2013