'This book documents a significant chapter in this country's development, celebrating our past and providing us with a perspective which will help us plan for our future.'
Prime Minister Tony Blair, writing in the Foreword
'As the NHS evolves into the 21st century, this book offers a perceptive insight into the past 50 years and draws valuable lessons for the future.'
David Owen, House of Lords
'A brilliant work. It fills a huge gap and does it superbly... quite compulsively readable because it is organised in a masterly way.'
Roy Porter, Professor of the Social History of Medicine, Wellcome Institute
'Geoffrey Rivett has managed to trace developments in medicine, politics and, very importantly, nursing in an extremely erudite yet amusing way.'
Jenifer Wilson-Barnett, Professor of Nursing, King’s College London
No. of pages: 528
ISBN: 978 1 85717 148 8