The origins of contemporary primary health care

Taket, Ann 2009, The origins of contemporary primary health care. In Sines, David, Saunders, Mary and Forbes-Burford, Janice (ed), Community Health Care Nursing, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, England, pp.33-47.

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Title The origins of contemporary primary health care
Author(s) Taket, AnnORCID iD for Taket, Ann
Title of book Community Health Care Nursing
Editor(s) Sines, David
Saunders, Mary
Forbes-Burford, Janice
Publication date 2009
Chapter number 3
Total chapters 22
Start page 33
End page 47
Total pages 15
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Place of Publication Chichester, England
Keyword(s) primary health care
United Kingdom
Summary This chapter begins by exploring the concept of primary health care (PHC), linking this to relevant international and national policy documents, and introducing the concept of PHC developed by the World Health Organization. The chapter then focuses on the UK. It explains how PHC is not just found within the NHS, reviews the different sectors involved in PHC, and then discusses the current structure of PHC in the NHS. Key concepts, including the primary health care team, primary care trusts and integrated heath and social care trusts, and the relevant current UK policy documents are introduced.

The chapter then moves on to discuss four important issues in the provision of primary health care in the community: health promotion; tackling health inequalities; health and regeneration; and, tackling domestic violence. The subsection on each of these will explain why the issue is of particular significance and review briefly a number of studies/projects which illustrate what is happening/can be done; this will introduce a range of current research. The chapter concludes with a short review of challenges for the future, emphasising the important role that the nursing profession has to play in meeting these challenges.
ISBN 9781405183406
Edition 4th ed.
Language eng
Field of Research 111717 Primary Health Care
160508 Health Policy
Socio Economic Objective 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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