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    Hammersmith and Fulham Primary Care Trust

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    This 18 page paper examined the Hammersmith and Fulham Primary Care Trust located in central London. The PCT has a wide diversity of potential patients and a rising demand for services as well as severe financial and staffing constraints. This paper examines the PCT by conducting a SWOT analysis looking at strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and then a PESTLE analysis, examining the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental influences. Following this the paper makes some recommendation. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

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    The PCT has managed to meet many government targets and has gained the rating of a single star. However, despite meeting targets such as waiting list times, there are still  many areas that require improvement, such as cancer screening treatment. However, this is difficult when plagued by staff shortages and an under funding problem. This paper looks at the strengths,  weaknesses, opportunities and threats that the PCT is faced with and then at the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental influences on and within the organisations. The conclusion is  that there is no simple answer. Some tactics may be used to bring in more staff, such as recruitment abroad, but the creation of more income by undertaking commercial activities  may be too controversial to be acceptable. 1. Introduction 2 2. Methodology 3 3. Analysis 4 3.1 SWOT Analysis 4 3.1.1 Strengths 4 3.1.2 Weaknesses 7 3.1.3 Opportunities 10 3.1.4 Threats 11 3.2 PESTLE Analysis 13 3.2.1 Political 13 3.2.2 Economic 15 3.2.3 Social 16 3.2.4 Technological 17 3.2.5 Environmental 18 3.2.6 Legal 18 4. Conclusion  and Recommendation 19 References 19 1. Introduction The way in which healthcare is provided in the United Kingdom is changing. The formation of the National Health Service (NHS) in 1945 was  part of the post war new governments policy of social care (Portillo, 1998). The Minister of Health Aneurin Bevan was responsible for the development and introduction of the NHS (Portillo,  1998). However, since that time there have been many changes and a range of different pressures which have moulded the NHS into the current format where there are Primary Care  Trusts are the main providers of Healthcare, increasing local autonomy and local responsibility whist still retaining universal health service that us subject to central control. One of these is the  Hammersmith and Fulham Primary Care Trust, created with Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 3851, The Hammersmith and Fulham Primary Care Trust (Establishment) Order 2001 which came into force in December 2001, 

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