Compare Selected 0
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £20.00
(You save £5.61 )
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Add to Wish List

Life Support: The State of the NHS in an Age of Pandemics [9781785906251]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review

In 2020, the NHS faces an unprecedented challenge as coronavirus sweeps the globe. The crisis has exposed both the strengths and the weaknesses of one of our most cherished institutions as it mobilises to treat the sick and prevent the spread of the disease.

Thousands of retired doctors and nurses have returned to the front line to join an extraordinary national effort to save tens of thousands of lives. Yet the emergency comes at a time when the NHS is under huge strain, draining resources from an already creaking system. Fundamental questions about its state - and its future - remain. How good really is the NHS and can it cope with the formidable challenges it faces, even without the terrifying new threat of global pandemics?

Every day, millions of patients receive care that is fair, good or outstanding and they are grateful. In keeping with Nye Bevan's founding principles, the same treatment is available to rich and poor, and is free at the point of need.

Public support for the concept remains overwhelming. Yet for every positive NHS experience there are negatives: care that is substandard, disjointed and arrives too late; patients dying while on waiting lists and suffering because they cannot get the treatment they need.

A cult of secrecy surrounds errors and failings. Politicians on all sides dissemble and lie.

This book seeks to strip away the spin and uncover the true state of NHS England: the good, the bad and the ugly. It explores an increasingly urgent question: can the NHS go on like this?  

AUTHOR: Unauthorised Biography of David Cameron; Well, You Did Ask... Why the UK voted to leave the EU; Hopes and Fears: Trump, Clinton, the voters and the future; The Lost Majority: The 2017 election, the Conservative Party, the voters and the future; White Flag? An Examination of the UK's Defence Capability; and Half-Time! American public opinion midway through Trump's (first?) term - and the race to 2020. His most recent book is the acclaimed Jacob's Ladder: The Unauthorised Biography of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Isabel Oakeshott is an award-winning political journalist and commentator. She was political editor of the Sunday Times and co-wrote Farmageddon with Philip Lymbery and Inside Out with Peter Watt.

Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Michael Ashcroft
Biteback Publishing
Stock Status:
In stock
734 Grams
Understanding Allergy cover photo

Understanding Allergy [9780241527887]

One in three of us experiences allergies at some point in our lives and we are more allergic than ever before, so why are allergies still so misunders…

rrp: £9.99
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Gallant cover photo

Gallant [9781785658686]

From the Sunday Times-bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, and A Darker Shade of Magic comes a standalone novel whe…

rrp: £17.99
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.