Health Care Environment - Assignment

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Running Head: HEALTH CARE0Health Care System ofUnited Kingdom
HEALTH CARE1ContentsIntroduction...........................................................................................................................................1Health care workforce...........................................................................................................................1Health care funding...............................................................................................................................3Role of government...............................................................................................................................4Health system performance indicators...................................................................................................5Comparison between United Kingdom and Australia health care system..............................................6Conclusion.............................................................................................................................................7References.............................................................................................................................................9
HEALTH CARE2IntroductionThe United Kingdom is an independent state which is situated at the north west ofEurope. It has a population of 62,262,000 people and the economy consist of Gross DomesticProduct of £2.260 trillion. The UK offers municipal health care facilities to its properresidents, which is almost around 58 million. The health care facilities are free and paid outof the general taxation. About 18% of the income tax goes to the health care. Almost around8.4% of the United Kingdom GDP is spent on health care (Country economy, 2018).TheNational Health Services (NHS) is a regulatory body of public health care and was foundedin 1946.Health care workforceAll people who are engaged in actions which are primary related to health, to improvehealth service are known as Health care workforce. The main categories of health workers arehealth professional which includes medical doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, dentalnurses, paramedics, midwives, dentists and health associate professionals such as medicalimaging technicians, dental hygienists, pharmaceutical, physiotherapists’ optometrists,nutritionists (Freund & Everett, 2015).In 2012 the heath care sector of United Kingdom employed large number of people itis around 3.7 million which is 13.5% of total UK employees. These represent the growth of53000 employees(Jayaweera, 2015).
HEALTH CARE3Source: (Workforce team, NHS digital, 2018).As at September 30, 2017 the staff working for the NHS as full time employment was1.21 million, the increase of 17,900 is recorded that is 1.5% since September 2016,breakdown of these are:1.For NHS Health community and Hospitals services there is 1.09 million staff wasworking, it is an increase of 18,400 since September 2016. This includes staffworking for Support organisation to NHS, central bodies and staff working for NHStrust.2.125,000 Full time employed staff was working in General Practice3.The independent sector increase from 40,800 to 46,800 from September 2016 toSeptember 2017 (Workforce team, NHS digital, 2018).Health care fundingHealth care and support services are not totally free in England. The residents have to paysome amount towards the Health care facilities. The local council may cover some or allhealth expenses, but that depends on how much money the person is asked to pay for health
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