Health & Healthcare
Everyone should be entitled to free healthcare, minimal income inequality and a society that addresses the true causes of ill health.
Shared Decisions in a Democratic NHS
Shaun McBride argues that we must enable citizens to share in key decisions about the NHS as we begin to unravel decades of wasted NHS reforms.
Mental Health and Tentacled Snowballs
An anonymous article describing how medical and bureaucratic approaches to mental health undermine flexible and person-centred solutions - and make you a little crazy.
Only a New Democracy can Save the NHS
Gavin Barker explains why protecting the NHS and other vital public services requires a radical change from politics as usual and a reform of the UK's constitution.
Parent Carer Health
This important survey of family experiences suggests that ill health for family carers is a significant problem and one worsened by current welfare systems.
Your Life Is Important Too
Terry Lynch shares his personal insight on why it's important for carers to take care of themselves.
Principles for a National Health Service
9 distinctive and essential characteristics of a National Health Service according to Dr Julian Tudor Hart.
Reclaiming ‘Chronic Illness’
An exploration of the meaning of the term ‘chronic illness’ and the relationship between people with chronic illness and the disability movement.
This paper has been written as part of the SKILLS Project to begin the development of an international exploration of best-practice.
Zigmond on CQC and Regulation
David Zigmond is interviewed by Simon Duffy about the conflict he had with CQC and the negative impact of the wrong kind of regulation on healthcare.
Zigmond on Neoliberalism and the NHS
David Zigmond explains to Simon Duffy what has gone wrong in the NHS as neoliberalism has exploited technological change to undermine the humanity of the NHS.
Zigmond on the Human Scale
David Zigmond talks to Simon Duffy about the importance of scale on the NHS if we want to nurture human understanding and a more caring approach.
Zigmond on Renationalising the NHS
David Zigmond explains to Simon Duffy why renationalising the NHS must be the first step to going back to a more human, local and collegial NHS.