New book attacks attempt to privatize the British NHS

Allyson Pollock. NHS plc. The privatisation of our health care. London: Verso September 2004

It's here at last. In this eagerly-awaited book, Allyson Pollock draws together the many strands of her research and experience, and that of her colleagues in the Public Health Policy Unit. Using historical detail, financial analysis, and personal anecdote, she paints the big picture of how the National Health Service, once offering the population "freedom from fear" "from cradle to grave", has been delivered, under cover of "diversity", "local ownership", and "the right to choose" into the hands of private providers.

James Lancaster
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