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

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


Pete Husband

Christina Petsoulas

Pauline Allen

Sue Horrocks
Occasional Associate Lecturer - HAS

Lorna Duncan

Emma Gibbard

Lesley Wye

Ruth McDonald

Jane Cook

Christopher Husband


© 2018 The author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. 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.


Husband, P., Petsoulas, C., Allen, P., Horrocks, S., Pollard, K., Duncan, L., …Husband, C. (2018). Using contractual incentives in district nursing in the English NHS: results from a qualitative study. Public Money and Management, 38(3), 223-232.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 25, 2017
Publication Date Apr 16, 2018
Deposit Date Oct 16, 2017
Journal Public Money and Management
Print ISSN 0954-0962
Electronic ISSN 1467-9302
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 38
Issue 3
Pages 223-232
Keywords district nursing, England, financial incentives, health policy, NHS
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Additional Information Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Public Money and Management on 19th December 2017, available online:


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