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Title: English nurse education and National Health Service reform 1985-1997
Author: Humphreys, Trevor John
ISNI:       0000 0001 2415 9452
Awarding Body: University of Greenwich
Current Institution: University of Greenwich
Date of Award: 2002
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Between 1993 and 2002, I have produced 32 publications representing a coherent body of work examining the development and implementation of nurse education policy in England between 1985 and 1997. A selection of 16 of these are included in this submission. Some of the others are cited mainly for the purpose of demonstrating the impact of my work. The work examines questions about the fundamental characteristics of the arrangements for nurse education, how and why these changed as they did over the period in question and the implications of these changes for stake-holders and participants. Answering these questions has required a wide-ranging multidisciplinary research programme theoretically informed by a number of disciplines including education, economics, policy studies and sociology, and including empirical work and archive-based primary source analysis. During the period in question, profound changes occurred in the arrangements for English nurse education. These are explained in policy terms, with reference to the intersection of two distinct but overlapping policy processes, firstly a professional project and secondly, the radical reform of the NHS under the Thatcher government. Examination of the implications of these issues is wide in scope, ranging from the position of individual nurses and nurse trainers, through college management, qualitative and quantitative workforce supply issues through to life-long learning barriers in the NHS. International comparative studies provide explanatory insights and the impact of the work is demonstrated through numerous citations among other forms of recognition.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: RT Nursing