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How has health changed over the years?

  • Essay length: 531 words
  • Submitted: 28/09/2009
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi
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GCSE Health and Social Care

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A good piece of work looking at the various changes over the years regarding healthcare. The points made are valid and on the whole, supported with evidence. I would suggest that the writer makes it clear which part of the UK s/he is referring to in the title. I would also suggest that the writer give a timeframe relating to the term ?over the years?. Is the writer referring to 2000-2010 for instance? Consider changes regarding staffing in the NHS, eg. changes in nurse training.
The writing style is good. Try to give an introduction outlining what you will cover in the rest of the piece.
4/5

Marked by teacher Diane Apeah-Kubi 09/08/2013

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How Health has changed over the Years

Ideas about health have changed in two main ways: firstly, the accessibility of services and their funding; and secondly, the methods of providing healthcare.

Between the years of 1945 and 1951, a labour government established an extensive health and welfare system. After passing the National Health Service Act in 1946, the healthcare system went into affect in 1948. The Act said that all inhabitants had the right to access free healthcare.

Before this change most people were unable to access healthcare because they couldn't afford it. However, the new system became too expensive for the government, so to resolve this they brought in charges for things like prescriptions, dentures and glasses. Tax revenue pays for most of the costs and the rest comes from national insurance, paid by employees and employers.

Prices for items such as prescriptions and glasses have risen, but not everyone has to pay for them. Groups of people such as children, pregnant women, the unemployed, those over 60 and those disabled have access to free prescriptions.

Another act, the NHS and community care Act in 1990, tried to make health care better and

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MbT essay summary

A good piece of work looking at the various changes over the years regarding healthcare. The points made are valid and on the whole, supported with evidence. I would suggest that the writer makes it clear which part of the UK s/he is referring to in the title. I would also suggest that the writer give a timeframe relating to the term ?over the years?. Is the writer referring to 2000-2010 for instance? Consider changes regarding staffing in the NHS, eg. changes in nurse training.
The writing style is good. Try to give an introduction outlining what you will cover in the rest of the piece.
4/5

Marked by teacher Diane Apeah-Kubi 09/08/2013

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