Who Killed the English National Health Service?

Document Type : Perspective


Health Services Management Centre, School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


The death of the English National Health Service (NHS) has been pronounced many times over the years, but the time and cause of death and the murder weapon remains to be fully established. This article reviews some of these claims, and asks for clearer criteria and evidence to be presented.


Commentaries Published on this Paper

  • Wolves and Big Yellow Taxis: How Would Be Know If the NHS Is at Death’s Door? Comment on “Who killed the English National Health Service?”

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  • Rhetoric and Reality in the English National Health Service; Comment on “Who Killed the English National Health Service?”

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  • Slow Poisoning? Interests, Emotions, and the Strength of the English NHS; Comment on “Who Killed the English National Health Service?”

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  • The Slow, Lingering Death of the English NHS; Comment on “Who Killed the English National Health Service?”

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Author’s Response to the Commentaries

  • Let’s Raise a Half-Full Glass to the Zombie NHS: A Response to Recent Commentaries

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