Strategy Development and Implementation

Literature Review - ways of thinking about strategy for Primary Care Trust top teams to deliver world class commissioning

Robinson D, Mercer M |   | NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement | Jun 2008

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This literature review was commissioned to help inform Primary Care Trusts' (PCTs) approach to the development of their strategic plans. It was intended to broaden the thinking of PCTs' top teams about their strategic potential and to outline the options open to them when moving forward.

The review provides a summary of the literature on:

  • strategy definitions
  • 'schools of thinking' about strategy
  • methodologies of strategy formulation, development and implementation.

It also provides brief case studies of organisations that have transformed themselves through advanced strategic thinking, which may stimulate PCTs as they strive to provide local leadership of the NHS for those living in the area they serve.