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dc.contributor.authorMcIntosh, Bryan*
dc.contributor.authorSheppy, B.*
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-21T16:24:05Z
dc.date.available2014-10-21T16:24:05Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationMcIntosh, B., Sheppy, Bruce (2013c) Skill maximisation: the future of healthcare. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 19 (3), 118-122.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/6523
dc.description.abstractThe NHS must increase productivity by 6% per annum if it is to make projected efficiency savings of £21 billion by 2014. At the same time, it is expected to maintain or improve the quality of care. Given that staff costs are 60% of the current NHS budget, it is likely that both the number and composition of the 1.7 million strong workforces will need to be changed to meet these targets. Healthcare management will be greatly affected by these changes. We argue that skill maximisation (e.g. increasing the responsibilities of healthcare practitioners) is the key to increasing productivity and care quality. We argue that to increase output (represented by volumes of cases treated) and quality of care is not just necessary, but essential. We therefore argue that the key to addressing the future of healthcare is the maximisation of the use of human resource.en
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjhc.2013.19.3.118en
dc.subjectSkill maximisation; National Health Service (NHS); Efficiency; Quality of care; Healthcare workforce; Healthcare management; Human resource managementen
dc.titleSkill maximisation: the future of healthcare
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