This book provides a critical assessment of developments in health and healthcare policy. Primarily focusing on the UK, the chapters cover issues such as the policy-making process; the development of the NHS; health care governance; health promotion; and the comparative analysis of health care systems within the EU and US. Each chapter brings together social and political themes to offers a unique combination of theory, historical detail, and wider social commentary.

Meeting Long-term Health and Social Care Needs in the Community

Meeting long-term health and social care needs in the community

Chapter Contents

  • Introduction
  • Background: the health and social care divide
  • The development of a ‘Community Care’ policy
  • The organisation of health and social care under the New Labour government
  • The role of ‘informal carers’ in health and social care policy
  • Meeting the needs of carers: practicalities and policies
  • The state of social care: the need for further reform?
  • Summary


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