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Role redesign in a modernised NHS: The case of health care assistants

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This article examines role redesign in the National Health Service (NHS), which has been central to the Labour government's modernisation agenda, focusing on the role of health care assistants (HCAs). Drawing on data from two acute hospital trusts, this article focuses on variation in HCA roles between trusts, indicating that there may not have been a uniform expansion of the HCA role as the government's HR agenda and most commentators suggest. Although the modernisation agenda has curtailed ...

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Publication date:
2008-01-01
URN:
uuid:224e5479-e54a-494f-bb3b-e63b34accd88
Local pid:
oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:1874

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