Health Manpower Management: Volume 18 Issue 4


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Why Doesn’t Performance Pay Work?

Richard Paul Griffin

The NHS is about to embark on the widescale introduction ofperformance‐related pay. A number of recent studies have seriouslyquestioned the efficacy of merit pay…


Further Thoughts on the Reward of Health Care Assistants

Susanne J.B. Taylor

Discusses the need to view HCAs in a multiskilled generic context,irrespective of function (for reward purposes). Suggests threegroups (direct care, indirect care and…


Organizational Review and Analysis: A Case Study

J. Fred Rayworth

Pursues an organizational review and analysis of the Human ResourceDepartment (HRD) in a large Canadian health care facility, when adecision was taken to make all…


Making the Manpower Information Role Proactive

Neil Flintham, Panikkos Parmaxis

With a second wave of Trusts now operating, there is anever‐increasing need for manpower information to be both accurate andclearly‐presented for internal use. Explains…


Measuring Effectiveness: Is NHS Personnel Getting It Right?

David Guest, Riccardo Peccei

Aims to develop and validate a qualitative measure of personnelmanagement effectiveness among NHS personnel for the Department ofHealth. Explores the influences of index…


Managers as Social Surgeons

Malcolm MacLachlan

Deals with the Health Service manager′s problems of pruning staffin NHS Trust applications. Compares handling staff with a surgeonhandling patients pre‐, during and…


Cafeteria Benefits in the NHS?

Susanne J.B. Taylor

Choice of benefits in addition to (or as an alternative to part of)base pay. Lessons from the USA. How much applies to the NHS in the UK?Discusses some examples and…


Performance Appraisals: Never Mind the Boss, Please the Customer

Harry R. Nevling

Compares the general conception of the performance appraisal systemas evidenced in yesterday′s and today′s attitudes and goes on toprognosticate the approach of tomorrow…


New Roles for Old

John Edmonstone, Carole Chisnell

The creation of clinical directorates in acute hospital serviceshas directed attention towards the clinical director role. The two“support” roles of clinical nurse manager…


Business Planning: Learning by Doing

John Edmonstone, Maggie Havergal

Places business planning in health care within a contextual andconceptual framework as a background to describing a developmentprogramme for the NHS in Scotland to…




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