As a field, health and social care is facing considerable challenge and debate, in the UK and internationally. This clear and succinct text offers a valuable introductory guide to this multidisciplinary subject, helping people who want to study or work in health and social care understand why these services matter, how they have developed and how they work.
Jon Glasby is Professor of Health and Social Care and Head of the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham. A qualified social worker by background, he has been a board member of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, is NHS Non-Executive Director and sits on the Board of Birmingham Children's Trust.
Introduction: why health and social care matter Part 1: Structures and services History and structure Funding health and social care Organising health and social care Part 2: People and practice The social context of health and social care Being a professional Delivering care Short summary and key messages