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Healthcare in the UKUnderstanding continuity and change$
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Ian Greener

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346094

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346094.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) One Introduction
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Healthcare in the UK
Author(s):

Ian Greener

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346094.003.0008

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

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