For the 60th anniversary of the NHS, The Nuffield Trust has collected contributions from many of the major players involved in the development of the health service. Rejuvenate or Retire: Views of the NHS at 60 includes writing from health secretaries past and present, government advisers and medical leaders.
Containing a series of candid reflections on the successes and failures of the NHS, important insights into its history and key challenges for the future, it is essential reading for healthcare leaders, policy-makers, students, and all those interested in the history and prospects of this very British institution.
"All the key players of the last decades are here, recalling the perpetual struggle to keep up with patients’ ever-rising expectations, to squeeze value from every pound spent and to prove the NHS idea can outlive us all. Succinct, pithy and memorable, this is a riveting window on the ever-revolving and -evolving NHS debate.“ Polly Toynbee, journalist and social commentator
"The contents, put together by the FT's public affairs editor Nicholas Timmins, are his usual exemplary stuff." Hugh Muir, The Guardian