This course explores the development of health policy and identifies the influences that have shaped health policy in Britain. It explores where decision making power lies, and evaluates attempts to improve quality and performance in the NHS. The course also considers the future prospects for the NHS and what health care in Britain might look like in the decades to come.
This course answers questions such as:
Why was the NHS created, and how has it evolved? How are decisions about health care in Britain made, by whom and in whose interests? What are the main challenges facing the NHS? Can it survive?
Who is it for?
This course is designed for those who are looking to develop a more in-depth and critical understanding of health policymaking in Britain.
Spring Term, Fridays 10am-1pm (dates TBC)
The key takeaway from this course is an in-depth understanding of the history and possible future of the NHS.
The course is worth 15 credits and can be taken as either a standalone course or as part of a range of PG Diploma and MSc programmes.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.