Unit type: Internal
Guided learning hours: 60
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Unit in brief
Learners explore the main policy priorities in the health and social care sector and the impact policy has in key areas of local health and social care settings.
Individuals who work in the health and social care sector must follow rules and codes of practice when treating those for whom they care.
This unit will encourage you to find out how policy making has an impact on health and social care. You will consider the role that government plays in making policies that affect the health and social care sector. By doing this you will improve your research skills and understand how data is used by governments when they formulate policies. You will learn about the other factors that can have an impact on the ways that policy is used to bring about change in health and social care. A clear understanding of the background to how policies are made will extend your learning, especially by applying this to a local health and social care organisation. You will do this by investigating the ways that legislation is implemented by organisations such as hospitals and in care settings. The final part of the unit enables you to understand how policies affect individuals who work in the health and social care sector, and those who use the services they provide.
Studying this unit will prepare you for a wide variety of roles in health and social care, including care assistant, social worker, community support and outreach worker, occupational therapist and a range of ancillary roles.
In this unit you will:
A. Understand the role of government in health and social care policy making
B. Examine the factors that may influence policy making in health and social care
C. Explore the impact of policy on local health and social care organisations and individuals.