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NHS Plc

The Privatisation of Our Health Care

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NHS Plc by Allyson M Pollock
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How this has come about - to the point where even the shrinking core of free NHS hospital services is being handed over to private providers at the taxpayers' expense - is still not widely understood, hidden behind slogans like 'care in the community', 'diversity' and 'local ownership'. Allyson Pollock demystifies these terms, and in doing so presents a clear and powerful analysis of the transition from a comprehensive and universal service to New Labour's 'mixed economy of health care', in which hospitals with foundation status, loosely supervised by an independent regulator, will be run on largely market principles.

Author Biography

Allyson Pollock is Professor of Health Policy and Chair of the Health Policy and Health Services Research Unit at University College London.
Release date NZ
August 3rd, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New Updated ed.
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
Verso Books
Pages
256
Dimensions
152x203x29
ISBN-13
9781844670116
Product ID
1649185

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