Now, more than ever, the NHS as an institution is a hotly debated topic. With challenges such as staffing shortages and budget cuts, speculation is rife as to what the future holds. This book explores all of those issues but also looks at the health of our nation, including our fitness levels and causes of death.
The information inside comes from a variety of sources, including newspapers, magazines, government reports and charity groups; providing different perspectives on challenging topics. At the end of the book is a selection of activities that will encourage interaction, literacy, critical thinking and independent research. Content is accessible and engaging, tailored primarily towards the 14 to 18 age group.