Why is it that health professionals world-wide
complain that their services are underfunded while their Governments
claim that funding is increasing in real terms year on year?
Dr Richard Lawson's book, BILLS OF HEALTH
shows that the British National Health Service (NHS) spends
about one fifth of its clinical budget in trying to cure
illness caused by unemployment, poverty, bad housing and
environmental pollution. The NHS has been falling behind
in the race to keep up with deteriorating public health
caused by worsening social and environmental conditions.
BILLS OF HEALTH offers treatment as well as diagnosis.
It identifies what needs to be done to rectify the causes
of ill-health in Western societies, and how this could be
achieved through the creation of between one and two million
jobs in the UK - which, coincidentally, is approximately
equal to the official number of unemployed at present. The
jobs are found in what is dubbed the Green Sector of the
economy - from housebuilding through pollution control and
countryside management to community work and counselling.
Work that is socially and environmentally constructive.
BILLS OF HEALTH draws up a balance sheet that shows
that not only can we afford to finance this work - but that
we cannot afford not to. This closely argued book is of
interest to everyone interested in matters of health, politics,
economics, employment, and social justice. It is fully referenced,
yet written in a way that is accessible to the non-professional.
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