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`This excellent, concise and even-handed book confronts the contradictions and dilemmas at the heart of today's NHS. The book is aimed at healthcare professionals and students of health policy, and covers its major themes over the past 60 years, with particular attention to Labour's policy agenda since 1997' - Healthmatters Health Policy for Health Care Professionals is a contemporary guide to the health service, its origins and current agenda, which focuses on the challenges faced by health service workers in implementing government policy at local level. The book's aim is to help health care professionals make assessments of health policy by giving them an understanding of the ideological basis of the British health care system and the challenges facing the modern National Health Service. is ...

Health Policy: A Commentary for Health Professionals
Health policy: A commentary for health professionals
Introduction

This book has been written for health service practitioners and other students of health policy. It assumes some basic understandings of the subject that it intends to enhance by extending the capacity of the reader to assess and analyse the current workings of health services in Britain, especially in relation to the National Health Service (NHS) and the caring agencies with which it works. The text seeks to illuminate the options for action that are available to governments and it draws attention to the slippery nature of health policy and provides conformation that there is no ‘right way’ to proceed for those who make policy decisions. Someone else, and by no means ...

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