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The Political and Organizational Context of Health and Social Care
The political and organizational context of health and social care
Graham Brotherton
Summary Chapter Contents
  • Government in the UK
  • The history of health and care services
  • The current legal and organizational structures of health and social care services
  • The broader debate around the ‘mixed economy of welfare’ and the role of markets in providing health and social care services
  • The changing roles of workers and the move towards new models of regulation
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand the broad structures and systems of government in the UK.
  • Appreciate the history of services and how this has influenced current practice.
  • Develop your understanding of the centrality of the mixed economy of care.
  • Understand how the regulatory structures of health ...
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