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4.0 out of 5 stars Overall view? Add this book to your collection!, 11 Mar. 2002
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This book comes to the reader with excellent credentials.
All chapters have been drawn from learning materials prepared for the Management Education Scheme by Open Learning (MESOL) and it has been selected as the prescribed text for students from the health and social care sector who are undertaking the Professional Certificate in Management of the OU Business School.
With 18 chapters ranging in topics from Your Job As A Manager through to Service Planning, Accountability & Risk via such interesting sections as Working With Standards and Mapping The Service Environment, this book attempts to cover all the aspects of a manager's job. However, despite excellent material, one is left with feeling that most of the chapters are simply an introduction to the subject, rather than an in-depth analysis of the topic.
However, the material that is covered is considered from the perspective of health and social care which is a delight for regular readers of management books! Authors of the original material included Social Care managers, GP practice managers, NHS training managers and university lecturers - so there can be no accusations that they do not understand our environment. Indeed, the numerous case studies display an awareness of this field that is normally not seen in standard texts.
So, overall, a huge recommendation to add this book to your collection. Even better, add it to your Learning Resource Centre - just don't think that it is the final word!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Horses for Courses, 21 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Managing in Health and Social Care (Paperback)
I was looking at this text from the viewpoint of one having have taught Health and Care staff at all levels. As the Introduction explains, it is a compilation from material prepared for a professional course in Health and Social Care and up dated for a new edition. After a rather mundane outline of 'leader' 'manager', management topics which needed some adaption to the particular organisations under review, it gets down to business, engaging the reader/learner in practice via checklists and recipes. In the hands of an well versed teacher and engaged students' own experiences, the suggested activities would work well. Case studies are rather lacking but there is one good one about Mr Jones, a terminally ill cancer patient, which cuts to some of the underlying problems of providing a connected-up-service in world of different protocols and maybe different ideologies. Although budgeting is covered costing and its connection with activity analysis and efficiency seems to be missing. I found covering this found the insightful to practitioners, technicians and professionals, at this level and it might well be included in a further edition..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Book Review, 13 May 2011
Its a really good book for students who are studying management of health and social care.

Its not about Health and Social care, but focuses on the management of those.

There is another book - Managing Projects in Health and Social Care with similar cover !! Do not confuse between the two.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book review, 23 April 2013
For the course I have chosen this is the best book!
It is laid out sympathetically for the options you chose and it has so many helpful suggestions and activities too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 Mar. 2015
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good read for fdsc
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 31 July 2014
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