Zigmond on the Future of the NHS

David Zigmond tells Simon Duffy that a better NHS will be more local, more human and that it involves restoring some of the older practices we've abandoned.

Dr David Zigmond served in the NHS from 1969 as a GP and psychiatrist. His long career as a practitioner, writer and teacher was consistently highly regarded. Yet in the last decade he found many healthcare reforms to be problematic: in particular systems to industrialise and corporatise that become increasingly inimical to our best personal care.

Here David shares his vision for a better, more human and more local NHS:

Watch the full series of films, from which these film clips have been taken, in the playlist below:

The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Films produced by Ruskin Kyle of Rivers Rush.

Zigmond on the Future of the NHS © David Zigmond & the Centre for Welfare Reform 2018.

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Film | 01.03.18

health & healthcare, England, Film

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