Social policy, professional regulation and health support work in the United Kingdom

Saks, Mike and Allsop, Judith (2007) Social policy, professional regulation and health support work in the United Kingdom. Social Policy & Society, 6 (2). pp. 165-177. ISSN 1475-3073

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Full text URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474746406003435

Abstract

This paper examines the neglected area of health support work in the United Kingdom in
the context of recent social policy and studies of professionalisation. A variety of socioeconomic
trends have led policy makers to give greater consideration to this section of the
healthcare workforce. Professional regulatory issues and recent reviews in the health field
have provided the leverage to alter existing healthcare boundaries, as well as to enhance
public protection. Drawing on commissioned research, it is argued that health support
workers are not only an important area of study in their own right, but also raise interesting
questions about the broader process of health policy making and professionalisation.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:T
Keywords:Public health, Health workers, Health support, Social policy, Professional regulation
Subjects:L Social studies > L410 UK Social Policy
L Social studies > L431 Health Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:1200
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:20 Sep 2007
Last Modified:11 Sep 2013 09:59

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