119. Development of Health and Social Services in the UK from the Twentieth Century Onwards

  1. Mohammed T. Abou-Saleh2,
  2. Cornelius Katona3 and
  3. Anand Kumar4
  1. John P. Wattis

Published Online: 14 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669600.ch119

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Wattis, J. P. (2010) Development of Health and Social Services in the UK from the Twentieth Century Onwards, in Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition (eds M. T. Abou-Saleh, C. Katona and A. Kumar), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669600.ch119

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Mental Health, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, Charles Bell House, 7-73 Riding House Street, London WIW 7EJ, UK

  3. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois-Chicago, 912 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Author Information

  1. Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Centre for Health and Social Care Research, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470747230

Online ISBN: 9780470669600

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Keywords:

  • Services;
  • development;
  • welfare state;
  • public services;
  • market forces;
  • NHS;
  • community care

Summary

Health and Social Services have developed from the mid-19th century to the present, with a move from basic public health, poor law and county asylums, through rudimentary medical insurance in 1911 to the welfare state and the NHS of the mid 20th century. There has been a move to community care with specialist services serving an increasingly elderly population. In the last quarter century there has been a move away from a public service ethos to one that embraces for-profit providers.