Book News: December 11th, 2003

By Rt Hon John Reid MP, Secretary of State for Health.In this pamphlet, Rt Hon John Reid MP, Secretary of State for Health explains why for more than 50 years an emphasis on uniform national service provision in health – and elsewhere – has sold many people short and not led to greater equity. Localising the National Health Service also considers how an increased sense of local identity is feeding expectations about the local bodies that deliver public services, be they Town Hall, school or hospital. In outlining specific proposals for increased local ‘ownership’ of health care, the Health Secretary makes his case for establishing a more localised national health service – locally driven, locally responsive and locally accountable.

Published by the New Local Government Network. 11.25 pounds. Orders to