Primary and Community Care Policy

Key information

Start date:
To be confirmed

Contact details:

  • Level
    6 (undergraduate)
  • Credits
  • Module code

Module aims

The aim of this module is to enable you to analyse the structure of primary and community care services to understand the complexities of policy and the political processes in relation to the development and provision of health and social care. It is intended that you will develop greater understanding of partnership working in relation to policy implementation and be able to evaluate the impact on health and social care delivery.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Critically analyse national and local primary care policy and service provision in relation to client need and policy requirements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity arising from legal and ethical dilemmas and your impact on decision making in the primary and community setting.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the resources needed for the implementation and evaluation of service developments at local and national levels.
  • Show awareness of the economics of health and social care service delivery.
  • Analysis of the factors which influence collaborative partnerships for effective health and social care service delivery.

Learning and teaching methods

For the 2023/24 curriculum, our PGT/CPD modules will continue to be delivered using hybrid learning. This means that depending on the subject and content of learning and teaching, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face to face and online delivery (both live and asynchronous), as this has worked really well for our practice-based colleagues. It is important to recognise the majority of modules contain face to face contact time and attendance at the University will be required.

Learning and teaching methods include:

  • Interactive lectures
  • Discussions
  • Seminar presentations
  • Problem-based-learning.


An analytical review of a health or social care policy relevant to the primary or community care setting. Identify key factors of the policy and analyse how effective the policy has been in the primary and community environment.

Consideration should be given to partnership working, resource allocation, legal factors and any other relevant factors during the analysis.

Word count:  2,500

Course leader

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Heather Lane

Lecturer and Pathway Lead for Community Children's Nursing (CCN) SPQ Programme

Reading list

Take a look at the module reading list.

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 6
  • Professional registration as a healthcare professional:
    • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
    • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Working in health and social care.

Fees and funding

Fees are to be confirmed

How to apply

Please download and fill in an application form. 

Please note: 

  1. Applications close on 17 August 2023 or earlier if we reach a maximum number of applications. If we still have spaces on the course, we may extend the application deadline date.
  2. It is important to ensure that you complete all sections and answer all questions, incomplete forms will cause a delay and may result in you missing out on an available place.
  3. If you are registered on a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course then you will need to complete an application form for each CPD module you wish to apply for.

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Terms and conditions

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If your sponsoring healthcare provider is funding you for this module, by submitting an application you agree to allow all information regarding your module (for example your exam results) to be shared with the sponsoring provider.

Cancellation policy

If you withdraw less than seven days before the module commences or do not attend on the first day (without informing the module administrator) the full cost of the module will be charged. Withdrawals after the module commences will also be charged.

Module availability

Places are confirmed approximately one month before the module start date. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. 


Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to module content) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the module. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a module with us. Read the full disclaimer.

Course location and contact details

Campus location

Kate Granger Building

Our Medicine (Graduate Entry) BMBS degree, nursing and midwifery, and health science courses are taught at the Kate Granger Building (30 Priestley Road), on the Surrey Research Park.

Additional information

Depending on the subject and content, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face-to-face and online. Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH.

Post-registration Administration team

University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH