This book explains what has been happening to the NHS since the 2012 Act. It challenges myths: that the NHS was broke, that we can't afford the NHS, that doctors and GPs would be in the driving seat; that patients would have more choice, that there would be less bureaucracy and that communities would have greater control. It analyses the effects of new structures and financial pathways. It shows that the private sector is not cheaper. A mass of evidence sustains the authors' arguments and conclusions. The NHS is under massive threat. The authors review the policies of the Coalition and the Labour Party and set out the essential support that the NHS needs. They suggest what can done to promote a healthy NHS.
Publisher: The Merlin Press Ltd
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 200 x 135 x 30 mm
- a brilliant account of the shocking story of the Health and Social Care Act: how its true purpose was concealed from the electorate (with the assistance of the media asleep on the job), how it was sold to Parliament, and its appalling consequences. Raymond Tallis, The Lancet