Using contractual incentives in district nursing in the English NHS: results from a qualitative study

Christina Petsoulas, Pauline Allen, Susan Horrocks, Katherine Pollard, Lorna Duncan, Emma Gibbard, Lesley Wye, Ruth McDonald, Jane Cook, Pete Husband

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Abstract

Since 2008, health policy in England has been focusing increasingly on improving quality in healthcare services. To ensure quality improvements in community nursing, providers are required to meet several quality targets, including an incentive scheme known as Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN). This paper reports on a study of how financial incentives are used in district nursing, an area of care which is particularly difficult to measure and monitor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-232
Number of pages10
JournalPublic Money and Management
Volume38
Issue number3
Early online date19 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2018

Keywords

  • District nursing
  • England
  • financial incentives
  • health policy
  • NHS

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