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The Patient Revolution

by David Gilbert
In this refreshingly positive and remarkable book, David Gilbert shares the powerful real-life stories of ‘patient leaders’ - ordinary people affected by life-changing illnesses, disabilities, or conditions, who have all gone back into the fray to help change the healthcare system in necessary and inspiring ways.
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About the book

The NHS is in crisis - it’s in record demand, and care services are at breaking point - but what if the solution to rescuing the NHS is in the hands of the patients themselves? In this refreshingly positive and remarkable book, David Gilbert shares the powerful real-life stories of ‘patient leaders’ - ordinary people affected by life-changing illnesses, disabilities, or conditions, who have all gone back into the fray to help change the healthcare system in necessary and inspiring ways.

Charting their diverse journeys - from managing to live with their condition, and their motivation to change the status quo, right through to their successes in improving approaches to health and social care - these moving and courageous stories aim to motivate others to take back control and showcase the pivotal importance of patients as genuine decision-making leaders.

Filled with hard-won wisdom and everyday heroism, The Patient Revolution challenges current discourse and sets out an empowering vision of how patient leaders can change the future of healthcare.

David has shaped the purpose of Patient Leadership as a Patient Director in an NHS Service. Bringing his full and authentic self to the workplace David has truly located the Patient as an equal in the planning and delivery of NHS care. There is much for us all to learn from his experience
Samantha Allen
Chief Executive
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
'Extraordinary stories, extraordinarily well told' was my first reaction but that is not the point of this book. The point is that, sadly, the stories may be all too common. The people who have talked to David Gilbert about their experiences of healthcare have done us all a service, as has Gilbert in his sensitive presentation of their voices. We should all listen.
Harry Cayton
Former Chief Executive
Professional Standards Authority

Details

Published 19th September 2019
format Print and Kindle
Length 272pp.
Language English
publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
dimensions 13.6 x 2.4 x 21.4 cm
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