Drawing on in-depth case studies across England, this book argues that governance and population health are inextricably linked. Using original research, it shows how these links can be illustrated at a local level through commissioning practice related to health and wellbeing. Exploring the impact of governance on decision- making, Governance, commissioning and public health analyses how principles, such as social justice, and governance arrangements, including standards and targets, influence local strategies and priorities for public health investment. In developing ‘public health governance’ as a critical concept, the study demonstrates the complexity of the governance landscape for public health and the leadership qualities required to negotiate it. This book is essential reading for students, academics, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in governance and decision-making for public health.
"This book is an excellent guide to understanding the complexities and interconnections of governance, commissioning and public health in the context of recent public health policy in the English NHS and local government." David Evans, Professor in Health Services Research, University of the West of England
"A resource for all public health graduates and practitioners who are or will be working in the public health sector." Dr Krishna Regmi, University of Bedfordshire
Linda Marks is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Policy and Health, School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, Durham University and was formerly a health policy analyst at the King’s Fund. She has been involved in a wide range of public health and policy-related research, including for WHO Europe, and spent four years as a Non-Executive Director for NHS Darlington.
Dimensions of governance;
Commissioning for health and wellbeing;
Levers for change (1): governance arrangements;
Levers for change (2): incentives;
Prioritising public health investment;
Public involvement in commissioning;