This text is based on papers from "The Second Symposium on Organisational Behaviour in Health Care", and is intended to stimulate debate and new methods of working amongst health care researchers and professionals as the health sector undergoes further transformatory change. Individual chapters explore key developments in contemporary health care: from the impact of IT on professional culture the use of overseas nurses, clinical governance, and telemedicine, to the development of new organizational forms within primary care and across the sector with increased partnership working.
LYNN ASHBURNER is currently working as a consultant in Health Services Management for a World Bank project in Bulgaria. In her academic career, she was most recently a Principal Research fellow at University College, Northampton and a lecturer in Health Services Management at Keele University. She has worked with the NHS for over ten years and has written on boards and governance issues, the role of professionals and the management of large scale change. Her current research interests are within primary care and the development of more participatory research groups.