The NHS: Things That Need to Be Said

The NHS: Things That Need to Be Said

Kobo ebook | May 1, 2015

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It's time to have a rational, considered debate on one of the most emotive and controversial topics in British politics: the National Health ServiceYou can’t take politics out of the National Health Service (NHS) when it accounts for a sixth of all UK government spending. But politicians with short-term perspectives treat the NHS as a political football. This way of running one of the world’s largest organizations is utter madness. We ought to be having a big debate about the NHS, but we are being denied that debate because whenever any politician has the temerity to criticize the NHS, he or she is jumped on and warned about the consequences of having a go at a beloved institution. We don’t have a truly national NHS, and we should stop pretending we do. This book does not seek to denigrate or dismantle the NHS, but it does seek to identify the issues that policymakers need to come to terms with and address head on over the next 10 years, whichever party is in power. It will make uncomfortable reading for some. If we were to set up a new NHS from scratch, would it bear much relation to the NHS we have today? No one is prepared to think the unthinkable, say the unsayable, much less implement the doable. It’s time to say the things that need to be said.

Title:The NHS: Things That Need to Be SaidFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 1, 2015Publisher:Elliott & ThompsonLanguage:English

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