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Unit title Healthcare 700 wordCritically assess the rationale behind structure changes in health provisionHealth provision is the prevention the treatment and management of illness and also the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical and allied health professionsIn the early 19th century before the NHS was being created people relied on their families local communities charity and philanthropy for welfare support However in the course of the following century the amount of state responsibility increased considerably the health care provision was not free of charge so life was difficult for people especially those who didnt have much money to afford treatment Prevention of diseases was very challenging Disease and poverty was the main problem and frequent epidemics often killed thousands in a short space of time The poor overcrowded living situations meant that infectious diseases such as Smallpox tuberculosis TB typhoid fever and cholera spread easilyAll states above the National Health Service Act 1946 created a national healthcare system with visits to doctors medical treatment dental and optical care almost entirely free at point of use for everyone The principal reason for its popularity with the voting public was that it was based on clinical need and not ability to pay So the rationale behind structural changes in health care provision was because of the way health care was running before the NHS and peoples lifestyles for example treatment was not free there were a lot of diseases accumulation of death and much more Social Policy John Baldock Lavinia Mitton Nick Manning Sarah Vickerstaff fourth edition page 28 to 36William Beveridge Beveridge was a British economist and social reformer closely connected with the progress of the welfare state He came to prominence during the Liberal government of 1906-14 when he was asked to advise David Lloyd George on old age pensions and national insuranceHe made an investigation recognised in 1941 to propose how best to reorganise state welfare
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