Notes on planning in the National Health Service

Social Policy Research for Cornwall


This page is the gateway to a collection of notes on case studies of healthcare planning in the NHS and approaches to making sense of them.

In many cases there is very little published information on the process itself, so it is necessary to do ‘detective work’ – to work backwards from the plan itself to discover what went on in the course of producing it. All of the material in these notes is liable to be updated as and when new information and ideas become available.

This is very much a work in progress, and I would welcome comments on the completeness of the evidence base for each case study, the validity of the inferences I draw and the conclusions I reach, and the usability of the conceptual frameworks that I employ. I can be reached by email at peter.levin/@/spr4cornwall.net (without the forward slashes, of course).