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An informative book which explores contemporary policies and strategies within the UK. An array of social determinants such as poverty, housing and substance misuse are considered which are very relevant in current society.
Excellent text summarising the key concepts for learners who are new to this topic
Health improvement is the cornerstone of public health practice and this books gives insight to this important aspect.
Ideal book to introduce students to the importance of being politically aware in health care due to impact it has on the what we do.
The case studies and activities help to contextualize the chapter content. This is particularly important for 1st year students on a topic that can be perceived as quite dry.
I have used the book to prepare teaching sessions and it was added to the Students reading list
Health students love this book. its gives an excellent insight in to policy. Furthermore its an approachable read.
An excellent resource that covers a range of examinations of health and wellbeing policy across the four home nations of the UK.
The breadth of information includes an extensive exploration of how policy and strategy is created and how health and wellbeing is expressed through it.
A good book that introduces policy and strategy and compares and contrasts across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Excellent rfercnes book
Included on reading list
This book is very UK focused and many of my students are from overseas, so it can't be a recommended text. However, I like the way it references the professional course curricula, which makes it particularly useful and usable for students on those courses.
Excellent text with good chapters on policy and strategy - very pertinent for health and social care students.
The chapters are supported with good diagrams, theory and models and relevant examples from health and social care sector
I'm also going to draw this book to students attention on other modules because of the developing a strategy for implementing policy chapter. This is so relevant to current healthcare practice.