Module Code: PM201 2T
Tutor: Michelle Gibson
How the NHS is facing different types of challenges and identifying variety changes.
1. Introduction In 1948, the health Minister, Anuerin Bevan, established the national health service (NHS), which is a free and comprehensive health care service that available to the entire population of the UK. The NHS has enlarged significantly, improved technically and clinically, and changed in many aspects during the past 60 years or so (Lister, 2008). Life expectancy has been rising and infant mortality has been falling since the NHS was established (NHS choices, 2013). In addition, According to the Commonwealth Found (2010), compared with six other developed countries (Australia, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand and USA), The NHS was the best healthcare system regarding efficiency, effective care and cost-related problems in comparison with six developed countries.
However, although the NHS enjoys a reputation as the largest and the oldest single-player healthcare system in the world and has had many achievements so far, it is by no means perfect and still far and away the most popular of the public services (Lister, 2008). Maybe even worse, the NHS is arguably facing its most challenging period since it was created in 1948 (Triggle, 2012). Through this report the reader can comprehend the current challenges that the NHS is facing. Also, it will help the reading to have an better understanding of the development and the future of the NHS.
This report aim to identify some threats which the NHS is facing despite of the massive expanse. Besides, with the purpose of developing a better national health system, the development as well as some possible improving methods of the NHS will be introduced. In order to let the reader have a deep understanding of the NHS, this report will begin by describing the historical development of the NHS and then some current challenges the NHS is facing