New development Spin-outs and social enterprise: The 'right to request' programme for health and social care services

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Authors

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • University of Northampton, The

Abstract

The 'right to request' policy encouraged and supported National Health Service (NHS) community health staff in England to 'spin out' services into independent social enterprises. This article considers the processes and outputs of the initiative and reflects on the likelihood of positive outcomes for patients being achieved. It highlights lessons for future programmes seeking to transfer services out of public ownership.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-236
Number of pages4
JournalPublic Money & Management
Volume32
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2012

Keywords

  • English NHS, right to request, social enterprise, spin-outs