Managing in health and social care

Vivien Martin, Julie Charlesworth, Euan Henderson

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Managing in Health and Social Care is about developing skills to manage and improve health and social care services. The focus throughout is on the role that a manager can play in ensuring effective delivery of high-quality services. Examples from social care and health settings are used to illustrate techniques for managing people, resources, information, projects and change. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated, and includes many new case studies and examples, as well as a new chapter on motivation. The authors explore how managers can make a real and positive difference to the work of organisations providing health and social care. They consider what effectiveness means in managing care services, the values that underpin the services, the roles of leaders and managers in developing high-quality service provision, and the necessary skills and systems to enable service users to contribute to planning and evaluation. Managing in Health and Social Care is a practical textbook for students of management in health and social care, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It includes case studies with textual commentary to reinforce learning, activities, key references and clear explanations of essential management tools and concepts.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
Number of pages384
ISBN (Print)9780415493895
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010


  • Interorganisational and interprofessional working
  • Leadership
  • Responding to the needs of service users
  • The service environment
  • Accountability and risk
  • Working with a budget
  • Standards and quality
  • Managing change


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