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Introduction

Ian Greener

in Healthcare in the UK

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9781861346094
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302490 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346094.003.0008
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of healthcare in Great Britain and the role of the National Health Service (NHS). It examines the history of the NHS and its relevance for today and discusses the funding, management and structure of the NHS. It also explores the role of the public in health policy and describes British health policy under the last Labour government.

Keywords: healthcare; Great Britain; NHS; public; health policy; Labour government

Chapter.  5019 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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