Management Report Addressed to the UK National Health Services

In addition, there is no benchmark for measuring financial performance. (Ramos et al, 2007)
Public sector organisations also differ from private sector organisations in their mode of fundraising and reporting. Most public sector organisations are still financed by the state with revenue generated from taxes. Common types of public sector organisations include: Central and local Government Departments, Agencies, Trading Funds and Public Corporations. (Ramos et al, 2007).
Public sector organisations like all other organisations have stakeholders who expect the organisation to satisfy their unique needs. The major stakeholders in public sector organisations include: Barrows and Mclnerney identifies taxpayers, government Ministries, customers, Trade Unions, social responsibility interest groups, local government and other government ministries as major stakeholders of a public sector organisation.
Section 2 provides and overview of the UK National Health Services, when it was formed, the rationale for its formation and how it has been financed. Section 3 provides some major problems faced by the UK National Health Services, and proposes a Strategic Management tool to solve the problems. It also explains how the management tool can be put into practice within the context of the UK National Health Services. …
Section 3 provides some major problems faced by the UK National Health Services, and proposes a Strategic Management tool to solve the problems. It also explains how the management tool can be put into practice within the context of the UK National Health Services. Section 4 prioritises the major change drivers and gives recommendations on how to tackle each change driver to achieve organisational efficiency. Section 5 concludes the paper.
2 Overview of the UK National Health Services: Mission and Main Issues
The UK National Health Services (NHS) remains one of the largest public sector bodies in the world and the largest public sector organisation in the United Kingdom. The NHS was established in 1948 by the post-war labour government and it was the first health system in any western society to offer free medical care to the entire population. (Goodwin, 2000). Its objective was to be universal in its coverage and comprehensive in terms of the services to be provided, available on the basis of clinical need and not based on income. It has been financed through taxation. (Goodwin, 2000)
Unfortunately, however, funding crises have resulted in the introduction of prescription, dental and ophthalmic charges. The social conception of health care has lost and two issues have dominated the UK NHS ever since. These include financial resources and politics. (Goodwin, 2000).
Major challenges for the NHS include the persistent push for structural reform in state health provision, within the UK. The NHS operates today in an economic climate that is faced with escalating costs thus making it difficult for it to meet diverse patient and community needs. (Hill et al, 2001). According to Chang et al, (2006) other challenges for the UK Health Services today

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