Fundraising for the NHS: Policy and Practice in Scotland by Dr Ellen Stewart (University of Strathclyde) and Dr Kathy Dodworth (University of Edinburgh)
Public fundraising for the NHS – via official ‘NHS Charities’ – grew exponentially during the covid-19 pandemic. NHS Charities Together’s Urgent Covid-19 Appeal raised around £150 million. However the precise goals of the fundraising were not always clear. This relates to very patchy visibility of NHS Charities across the UK: one NHS charity staffer we interviewed…
‘Social democracy redistributes for the benefit of health, education, social housing, and the needy. Market liberalism pays for privatized health, education, pensions, and housing. It recycles debt into more and higher debt. It funds charity and substitutes it for entitlement. … Both social democracy and market liberalism are currently in crisis.’ Avner Offer, ‘The market turn: from social democracy to market liberalism’,
Economic History Review, 70, 4 (2017), pp. 1051, 1066-7.