The introduction of patient process re-engineering in the Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trust

J Manag Med. 1999;13(4-5):308-24. doi: 10.1108/02689239910294637.


Patient process recognition and re-engineering (PPR) has become a major concern of recent health care development and management. This paper discusses the position of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK; where it is at present and where it aims to be. It suggests that the work of the current government in developing community care is central to the work of both the Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trust, when building relationships between primary (community) and secondary (hospital) health care provision. This paper aims to examine whether and how PPR can improve patient processes in the NHS. It does this through a case study of PPR in Peterborough Hospital.

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / organization & administration
  • England
  • Humans
  • Organizational Innovation*
  • Patient Admission
  • Patient-Centered Care / organization & administration*
  • Process Assessment, Health Care*
  • State Medicine*