The Plot against the NHS
Book by Colin Leys and Stewart Player:
This excellent book is essential reading if you want to make a critical evaluation of the future of the NHS.
Summary of contents and method for ordering
the NHS and its implications for Consultants by Stewart
Player with Colin Leys
This report describes in great detail how the NHS has arrived in its present parlous state and how this Bill will effectively destroy the NHS unless the profession musters meaningful opposition.
2011: 57 pages (the full report). Price £3.00 including postage and packing
In Practice: The NHS Market
This report describes the actual operation of the NHS market in contrast to the theories. It priced the NHS market for the first time and this estimate (£1.7 billion a year), based on official figures, was substantiated by the subsequent Audit Commission report 'A price on their heads'.
1995: 29 pages . Price £3.50
Myths about the NHS and Rationing Health
This report describes the remarkably low cost of the NHS compared with health care in other industrialised countries. It criticises the current fashion in policy think tanks for advocating the rationing of NHS services before addressing resource shortages and evidence about the effectiveness of services.
1995: 12 pages. Price £3.00
The Mental Health Service
A report from psychiatrists in the NHS Consultants' Association. It describes the present state of the mental health services for England and Wales as they relate to adults (mainly 16-65).
1997: 15 pages. Price £5.00
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