Health Policy Reform:
by John Lister
NHS SOSHow the NHS Was Betrayed – and How We Can Save It
edited by Jacky Davis and Raymond Tallis
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 Charles West and Dr David Wrigley.
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The Plot Against the NHSby Colin Leys and Stewart Player
What will Mr Lansley's new health care market mean for patients? Is there really no alternative? Do the coalition government's plans for the NHS really mean a big change of policy? Or do they just bring into the open what New Labour was already doing? This book shows what has really been going on.
Morbid Symptoms: Health Under CapitalismEdited by Leo Panitch and Colin Leys
A survey of the political economy of health.
Morbid Symptoms focuses on the economic, social and political determinants of health under global capitalism, and on health care as an object of struggle between commercial forces seeking to make it into a field of profit, and popular forces fighting to keep it - or make it - a public service with equal access for all.
The NHS After 60 - For patients or profits?by John Lister
This new critical history of the National Health Service is published to mark the 60th anniversary of our most popular and universal public service in July 2008.
Confuse & Conceal - The NHS and Independent Sector Treatment Centresby Stewart Player and Colin Leys
As the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the first freely available health service approaches, the threat to the NHS as we know it is serious, and if we as a nation do not act vigorously now, will lead to irreversible damage.
Health Policy in Europe - Contemporary dilemmas and challengesEdited by Alexis Benos, Hans Ulrich Deppe and John Lister
This book is an effort to describe and critically analyse the recent experience of various European countries and discuss the dilemmas and challenges that confront health policy and policy-makers in this period of time and geopolitical setting, providing concrete evidence from various countries.
Health Policy Reform - Driving the Wrong Way?by John Lister, London Health Emergency
LHE supported John Lister in his five-year doctoral study of health care reforms around the world, which has been published as a 350-page book Health Policy Reform: Driving the Wrong Way?. This critical guide to the global 'health reform' industry offers a readable and accessible understanding of health policies around the world, with a unique analysis covering not only the wealthiest countries of Europe, north America and Australasia, but also the poorer developing and so-called "middle income" countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
NHS plc - The Privatisation of Our Health Careby Allyson M Pollock
An analysis of the transition from universal, publicly funded health care to New Labour's application of market principles: a national institution reaching crisis point and a key lesson for those concerned with health care everywhere.