Professional competition and modernizing the clinical workforce in the NHS
Currie, Graeme, Finn, R. and Martin, Graham P.. (2009) Professional competition and modernizing the clinical workforce in the NHS. Work, Employment & Society, Vol.23 (No.2). pp. 267-284. ISSN 0950-0170Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017009102858
Located within a debate about changing organizational forms and new workforce roles this article provides an analysis of policy attempts to modernize the healthcare workforce. Theoretically, the article draws upon sociology of professions literature to focus upon competition within and between professions that impacts upon new roles in the NHS for doctors, designed to combine specialist and generalist knowledge and cross organizational and professional boundaries. The article highlights that attempts by policy-makers to reconfigure the clinical workforce may be constrained due to attempts at occupational closure by more powerful professional groups and by associated concerns about professional identities.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > International Centre for Governance & Public Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Work, Employment & Society|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||June 2009|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 267-284|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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