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"Unquestionably, the author is well acquainted with contemporary health policy...This well-ordered, relatively concise and timely textbook will find a home on the shelves of healthcare and social science students taking modules in health policy, their teachers, as well as the general reader seeking both theoretical and practical insights into contemporary health policy.
A solid introductory book that indtroduces first year students to the complexity of Health policy. A sound critical perspective adopted.
A student friendly approach that assesses the developments in health and health care policy within the UK and Europe.
This book is well structured, and provides useful information for not only students but resarchers.
Really clear textbook that makes a seemingly dry subject very enjoyable to read. Woudl recommend to all lecturers and students of public/social policy.
Not adopted currently as the DipHE curriculum does not allow the time to introduce & explore Health Policy in this level of detail. However will consider carefully when BSc programme commences in two years, as it gives an interesting historical perspective on the developments leading to current healthcare policy.
useful to look at current broad health policy issues but may date quickly.
A really well-structured book, useful for the undergraduate course. "Key concept" boxes particularly good for explaining potentially unfamiliar terms in an accessible manner.
A good overall text book covering many relevant subjects
Argues the policy of health. An essential book for health students, can be used in most health studies contexts.
This is an excellent textbook as we are lacking critical textbooks at present for the Level 4 & 5s.
Important text to give overview of the context in which health policy has developed and is delivered
This is a good introductory text. As the title suggests the author takes a critical approach and policy is placed in its historical/political context. Key concepts are highlighted and defined, as well as extensive further reading. This is a very helpful text for undergraduate and post graduate students who are trying to get to grips with the health policy agenda.
Easy to read, authoratative text. Very current in focus and content
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