ISBN : 9780198863458
Covid-19 has shown how vulnerable society, our economy, and day-to-day lives are, but we have not valued the pivotal role of good health. Our healthcare system is now an illness service with little resilience, importing illness rather than exporting health into communities, not leveraging the digital technology innovations harnessed in other industries. Whose Health Is It, Anyway? outlines why health is truly our most untapped opportunity for prosperity and happiness in the 21st century, individually and jointly as whole nations. Through collectively valuing health - civil society and the private sector - we can radically change the wider health environment which will pay off for all. This book outlines how a 21st century healthcare system should expand the founding principles of the NHS, from illness to a true health service, and encompass a National Care Service. The authors outline the entities and processes that could underpin a new total health system, one that could serve to take us into a happier and more prosperous future.
About the authors
2 Are we healthy? It's complicated
3 Is our whole health system ready for the future?
4 The social drivers of health
5 The commercial drivers of health
6 Shared values, shared health, shared prosperity
7 Does the healthcare system help or hinder our health?
8 The promise of technology
9 So whose health is it? Time to value total health