Right to Request Social Enterprises: a welcome addition to Third Sector delivery of health care?

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title = "Right to Request Social Enterprises: a welcome addition to Third Sector delivery of health care?",
abstract = "The English National Health Service introduced the Right to Request (RtR) scheme in 2008, which enabled healthcare staff working in the public sector to 'spin out' community health services into social enterprises. Staff wanting to spin out had to apply to their primary care trust board, which was required to consider their requests and if accepted to guarantee initial contracts of between three and five years. This article reviews the RtR scheme and provides an overview of the organisations that have been launched to date. It then considers the implications of the scheme in relation to its implied objectives of improving patient care and empowering staff, as well as the impact on the health and social care system and on the third sector more widely.",
keywords = "RIGHT TO REQUEST , SOCIAL ENTERPRISE;, ENGLISH NHS",
author = "Ross Millar and Kelly Hall and Robin Miller",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1332/204080512X649414",
language = "English",
pages = "275--285",
journal = "Voluntary Sector Review",
issn = "2040-8056",
publisher = "Policy Press",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Right to Request Social Enterprises

T2 - a welcome addition to Third Sector delivery of health care?

AU - Millar, Ross

AU - Hall, Kelly

AU - Miller, Robin

PY - 2012

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N2 - The English National Health Service introduced the Right to Request (RtR) scheme in 2008, which enabled healthcare staff working in the public sector to 'spin out' community health services into social enterprises. Staff wanting to spin out had to apply to their primary care trust board, which was required to consider their requests and if accepted to guarantee initial contracts of between three and five years. This article reviews the RtR scheme and provides an overview of the organisations that have been launched to date. It then considers the implications of the scheme in relation to its implied objectives of improving patient care and empowering staff, as well as the impact on the health and social care system and on the third sector more widely.

AB - The English National Health Service introduced the Right to Request (RtR) scheme in 2008, which enabled healthcare staff working in the public sector to 'spin out' community health services into social enterprises. Staff wanting to spin out had to apply to their primary care trust board, which was required to consider their requests and if accepted to guarantee initial contracts of between three and five years. This article reviews the RtR scheme and provides an overview of the organisations that have been launched to date. It then considers the implications of the scheme in relation to its implied objectives of improving patient care and empowering staff, as well as the impact on the health and social care system and on the third sector more widely.

KW - RIGHT TO REQUEST

KW - SOCIAL ENTERPRISE;

KW - ENGLISH NHS

U2 - 10.1332/204080512X649414

DO - 10.1332/204080512X649414

M3 - Article

SP - 275

EP - 285

JO - Voluntary Sector Review

JF - Voluntary Sector Review

SN - 2040-8056

ER -