This book explains what has happened to the National Health Service (NHS) and what future waits in store. It focuses on the relationship between the primary and hospital sectors of the NHS, the private sector, the managers and politicians that run them and the public that use them.
1. Big sister is watching you: The future of the National Health Service 2. The five ages of health care 3. Market? What market? 4. Doctor knows best 5. Accountable to the public? 6. Replacing fear: Funding British health care 7. Hospitals 8. Evidence and effectiveness 9. Rationing 10. Conclusion: Who cares?