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Betraying the NHS : health abandoned

Author: Michael Mandelstam
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on his experiences of helping to fight cuts and closures in Suffolk, Michael Mandelstam delivers a damning verdict on the mismanagement of the NHS at national, regional and local level. He  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Mandelstam
ISBN: 1843104822 9781843104827
OCLC Number: 70866911
Description: 317 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the death throes of a health service --
Comprehensive, universal and free --
Sowing financial seeds : the great investment --
Declaring the health harvest and concealing ruined crops --
Uprooting the traditional health fields --
Cultivation of local health services --
Choosing the method of cultivation : patient choice --
Alienating and spreading fear in the community --
Combing the landscape for a decision-maker --
Rushing into decisions and reaping the consequences --
Discarding the chaff : the shedding of NHS responsibilities --
The great hospital and health service clearout --
From hospital to homestead : the great go-between of intermediate care --
Thresholds and fencing : erecting the social care barriers --
The uprooting of real care --
Suffolk health services : gathering storm over the land --
Rural conflagrations and early hostilities --
Setting the wheels in motion : the timetable of war --
The campaign in full flux --
Other fights in a changing landscape --
Decision-making day : a dimming of the Suffolk light.
Responsibility: Michael Mandelstam.
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