International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 16 Issue 2


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Science, consumerism and bureaucracy: New legitimations of medical professionalism

Stephen Harrison, Ruth McDonald

This paper argues that the means by which the profession of medicine has to legitimise itself in the context of state‐provided health services is changing in a way that…


Multiple roles? Nurses as managers in the NHS

Sharon C. Bolton

Recent government proposals seek to extend the role of nurses into management at a time of (yet another) cultural transformation for the British National Health Service…


Management styles and professional identities among UK podiatrists

Paul D. Blakeman

Interviews and observation of NHS state‐registered chiropody (podiatry) has been used to study the effects of NHS reforms on professional identity, which inevitably…


Competition policy and intra‐professional conflict: re‐regulating general practice

Kathryn Dwan, Rosalie A. Boyce

This paper investigates a case whereby the historical monopoly of a medical college was challenged by internal dissenters and also by external pressure in the form of…


Nurse professionalisation and traditional values in Poland and Greece

Mike Dent

This paper examines the similarities and variations in the professional and work organisation of nursing in Greece and Poland. It evaluates the evidence of “convergence”…

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