Health is made at Home: Hospitals are for Repairs

This new book by former NHS supremo, Lord Nigel Crisp, is all about creating health in the home, the workplace, the school, the community and wider society. Creating the conditions for people to be healthy and helping them to be so.

With input by the Housing LIN’s Jeremy Porteus, it tells the stories of some of the country's leading health creators in businesses, towns and communities, including a chapter on design and the environment.

It outlines how, under COVID-19, the NHS has been fighting for our lives in the last few months but it can't deal with many of today's problems of stress, loneliness, addictions, obesity and poverty - it can only do the repairs.

The book challenges our assumptions about health and calls for everyone to be involved in building a healthy and health-creating society.