NHS under siege: The fight to save it in the age of Covid

Author(s): Lister, John & Davis, Jacky
ISBN13/Barcode: 9780850367775

The NHS is in crisis. The past twelve years of Tory real-term cuts in funding have been disastrous.

John Lister and Jacky Davis look at the threat to the NHS posed by the combination of two years of a global pandemic and the relentless policies of the Tory-led governments since 2010.

With extra contributions from thirteen experts in different aspects of the crisis.


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Part 1: 1. How did we get to this? The state of our NHS after a decade of decline; 2. The Decade of ‘austerity’, 2010-2019; 3. Austerity and the staffing crisis in health and care, 2010-2019; 4. 2020 – Covid crisis worsens an already bad situation; 5: 2021 – Post-Covid crisis: NHS rolling backwards on non-Covid treatment; 6: 2021 – onwards: no end to starvation of resources Inadequate spending review; 7: The growing costs of privatisation; 8: Repairing the damage and restoring the NHS

Part 2: Short expert contributions on key issues: Rehana Azam, National Secretary Public Services GMB, on the Covid enquiry and outsourced staff; Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary, National Education Union, on Covid, education and schools; Sara Gorton, Head of Health UNISON, Privatisation, on pay and conditions of NHS staff; Colenzo Jarret-Thorpe, National Officer Unite,the Health & Care Bill, on ambulance and other staff; Roger Kline, Research fellow at Middlesex University, on equalities and BAME; Roy Lilley, health policy analyst, on management views; Michael Mansfield, barrister QC, on holding the government to account; Sir Michael Marmot, Prof. of Epidemiology & Public Health, University College London, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, on health inequality. Martin McKee, Prof. European Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, on public health; Neena Modi, Prof. Neonatal Medicine at Imperial College, on child and adolescent health, including mental health; Jan Shortt, General Secretary of the National Pensioners Convention, on care for the elderly; David Wrigley, Deputy Chair British Medical Association, on primary care...

(The references in the book can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/4a6edv74)

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ISBN13/Barcode 9780850367775
ISBN10 0850367778
Author Lister, John & Davis, Jacky
Binding Paperback
Date Published 19 May 2022
Frequency No
Report Date No
Pages 290
Publisher Merlin Press

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