NHS UNDER SIEGE

NHS UNDER SIEGE The fight to save it in the age of Covid

Published 19 May 2022 The NHS is in crisis. The past 12 years of Tory real-terms cuts in funding have been disastrous. John Lister and Jacky Davis look at the threat to the NHS...

Info:

  • Author: John Lister & Jacky Davis plus expert contributors
  • Publisher: Merlin Press
  • Isbn: 9780850367775
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Pub. Date: 2022-05
  • Price: £9.99


  • Published 19 May 2022

The NHS is in crisis. The past 12 years of Tory real-terms 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 a foreword by Michael Rosen and extra contributions by 13 experts on different aspects of the crisis:

Lobby Akinnola, Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice

Rehana Azam, National Secretary, Public Services GMB union

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary, National Education Union

Sara Gorton, Head of Health, UNISON

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, National Officer, Unite the Union

Roger Kline, research fellow, Middlesex University Business School

Roy Lilley, health policy analyst

Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Michael Mansfield, QC, barrister

Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity

Neena Modi, Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College, London and President of the British Medical Association

Jan Shortt, General Secretary, National Pensioners Convention

David Wrigley, GP and Deputy Chair of the British Medical Association

Contents:

Foreword: Michael Rosen

Introduction

Chapter 1: The first decade of austerity - 2010-2019: John Lister

Chapter 2: The perfect storm - an NHS in crisis meets the Covid pandemic: Jacky Davis

Chapter 3: Austerity in the 2020s: John Lister

Chapter 4: Plans and guidance - the politics and policies of austerity: John Lister

Chapter 5: Privatisation - no answer, but a growing problem: John Lister

Chapter 6: Fighting back - a long, honourable tradition: ways to get involved: John Lister

Expert contributions

Build back fairer and the NHS: Sir Michael Marmot

Why the UK failed the Covid-19 test: Professor Martin McKee

Children, the NHS and the Covid-19 pandemic: Professor Neena Modi

The pandemic exposes problems in education: Kevin Courtney

Elder care: why we need a National Care Service: Jan Shortt

General practice - holding the frontline: Dr David Wrigley

Bereaved families still have no justice: Lobby Akinnola

Legal perspective - still waiting for the public inquiry: Michael Marmot, QC

Health unions face up to the post-pandemic challenge: Sara Gorton

Key workers can't live on claps: Rehana Azam

Our fight to rescue the NHS: Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe

To recruit and retain staff the NHS must treat them better: Roger Kline

No peace of mind, just a lot of worry for us all: Roy Lilley