ERIC Number: ED121961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The British National Health Service: Policy Trends and Their Implication for Education.
The opening section of the document provides a brief perspective of the National Health Service (NHS) in England and Wales, which forms a background for the discussion presented in the rest of the report. The second section, Retrospect, gives a historical survey of the evolution of the NHS from the previous health care supply system, with responsibility placed at the regional and local levels, and maintaining the strong emphasis on general practice. Section Three, Prospect, considers current reforms in the NHS, including discussion of the aims of the reformed service, current strategies for change, and significant omissions from the general strategy. Section Four, Horizons of Quality, focuses on the implications of the concepts of quality and accountability on the people and institutions involved in the NHS and on future policy formation and planning. The fifth section, Reconnaissance on the Educational Front, looks at present available formal and informal education in the health care field, and at the needs for definition of educational objectives, identification of groups to be trained, content to be covered, and the place of the institution as new education and training programs are planned. A review section concludes the document. (SA)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Health Services, National Programs, Policy Formation, Program Development
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)