After an introductory overview, the book considers the organization of the NHS and how recent changes have impacted on therapy services. Further chapters include the background to the development of the PAMs, personnel issues and early career management. The book also considers the main legislation governing clinical practice, teamwork, multi–disciplinary working, continuing professional development and the roles of professional organizations. The final chapter considers the main areas of work outside the NHS.
Chapter 1 An Introduction: Working Life, Today s Health Service and Management. (E. Murray & J. Simpson).
Chapter 2 The Health–Care Business: An Overview. (P. Oakley, S. Burnard & H. Wilkinson).
Chapter 3 The Professions Allied to Medicine. (J. Standring).
Chapter 4 Getting Started in a Job. ( J. Simpson).
Chapter 5 Working with People. (V. Glenny).
Chapter 6 Legal Aspects of Clinical Practice. (P. Robinson).
Chapter 7 Aspects of Human Resource Management. (E. Murray).
Chapter 8 Career and personal Development. (P. Oakley, S. Burnard & H. Wilkinson).
Chapter 9 Professional Organisations. (P. Oakley, S. Burnard & H. Wilkinson).
Chapter 10 Working Outside the National Health Services. (J. Simpson & E. Murray).
In addition to the intended target audience, the book is likely to be of interest to overseas–qualified therapists who are wishing to practice in the UK or who have just begun to work here.
The book could be valuably housed in university libraries for use by therapy students nearing the end of their qualifying education. It would also provide a useful resource in trust or unit libraries for therapy staff.Physiotherapy Frontline