‘Important and very timely… has the most extensive and specific ‘What You Can Do’ section I’ve ever seen… an essential weapon for activists’
How the NHS Was Betrayed - and How We Can Save ItRaymond Tallis Jacky Davis
The Coalition Government passed into law an unprecedented assault on the NHS. Doctors, unions, the media, even politicians who claimed to be stalwart defenders failed to protect it. Now the effect of those devastating reforms are beginning to be felt by patients – but we can still save our country’s most valued institution if we take lessons from this terrible betrayal and act on them.
Contributors to this eye-opening dissection include Dr Jacky Davis, Oliver Huitson, Dr John Lister, Stewart Player, Prof. Allyson Pollock, David Price, Prof. Raymond Tallis, Dr Charled West and Dr David Wrigley.
Proceeds from the profits of this book will go to Keep Our NHS Public (www.keepournhspublic.com).
‘Essential reading… These public intellectuals with expert knowledge spell out the systemic weakening by successive Conservative and New Labour governments, culminating in the coalition’s demolition of its very foundations. They are very, very angry; we should be as well – and, what’s more, protesting.’
‘When you turn round and notice that the NHS as you have known it no longer exists – its principles rewritten, its ownerships and services alienated – you might wonder exactly who did exactly what to this much-admired institution. NHS SOS presents the lethargy, dishonesty and corruption without which this executive coup would not have come about. It is a cogent, sobering and necessary read.’
‘Across society, there is a realisation that the National Health Service is one of our greatest social achievements and that to keep it is an enormous political challenge. This book is a weapon in that struggle.’
‘Buy this book… act.’
‘It is in NHS SOS that one finds the soul of a healthcare system that the public is not prepared to see destroyed.’
‘Courageous and persuasive… This book should be read by all those who love the NHS and wish to try at this late hour to protect it.’