Saving Sick Britain

Saving Sick Britain Why We Need the Health Society

Hardback (08 Feb 2021) | English

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Synopsis

With many tens of thousands in the United Kingdom and over a million worldwide dead at the hands of Covid-19, away from the headlines, those neglected have often been the sufferers of today's long-term conditions. Conditions like diabetes, heart disease, cancer and depression comprise the modern plagues that kill millions and burden many more with years of lingering disability. We know that society must work to prevent these common diseases; however, as governments dither and tinker with health policy, the modern plagues spread further and further into society. Saving sick Britain lays down a challenge to every British citizen, institution, policymaker, and scientist. How do we halt these epidemics and reduce the numbers of people who must endure them for decades? This pressing question requires us to think afresh about both prevention and what 'health' really means. In this timely book, Yuille and Ollier envisage a society in which the health of citizens is protected at all costs. Proposing extensive public policy reforms at both the local and national levels, this book outlines a plan to transform public policy in pursuit of a national 'Health Society.' Every workplace, employer, community organisation, and citizen has a role to play, the authors argue, and we must act now to halt the systemic risk these plagues pose to society.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

Founded in 1904, MUP is the third largest University Press in England and publishes monographs and textbooks by authors from all over the world. Currently publishing 145 new books a year and managing a portfolio of 14 journals as well as an extensive backlist of over 1000 titles, the Press sells more than 150,000 books each year to a global audience. The Press exports some 50 percent of output to more than 60 countries using representatives in Britain, Ireland and Europe and agents elsewhere including North America, Canada and Australia.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526152282
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.10941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 272
Weight: -1g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm