Zigmond on the Human Scale

David Zigmond talks to Simon Duffy about the importance of scale on the NHS if we want to nurture human understanding and a more caring approach.

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 describes the benefits of pastoral healthcare and the importance of offering a more human approach to healthcare:

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.

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Film | 01.03.18

health & healthcare, England, Film

David Zigmond


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