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Join London’s NHS thought leaders in reimagining how we live well together

Dr Andy Knox launches thought-provoking new book, Sick Society

Senior health and care leaders are invited to attend the London launch event of Sick Society, authored by Dr Andy Knox. The launch event is supported by the NHS Assembly and Transformation Partners in Health and Care (TPHC).

Attendees will hear from Prof Sir Chris Ham, Prof Dame Clare Gerada, Mrs Fatima Khan-Shah, as well as the author, Dr Andy Knox, himself. 

“Dr Andy Knox invites us to think about and reimagine the future we want for our society and how that can be realised.” 

Jemma Gilbert OBE – Director of Transformation, TPHC

It will be a fun and engaging session for networking, conversation, provocation, and debate. 

“I am excited and delighted to invite you to my book launch.  It would be so great to see you there and I really hope you are able to come.” 

Dr Andy Knox

Launch event  

Time/date: The launch event takes place on Thursday 14 March 2024, 17:00-18:30pm, following the NHS Assembly meeting

Venue: The Boothroyd Suite of The Westminster London, Curio Collection by Hilton, 30 John Islip Street, SW1P 4DD


If you are not an NHS Assembly member tickets are limited. To attend the launch event, click here to book your free ticket.

About the book

For further details on Sick Society, Andy’s biography, and to view his TedxNHS talk from January 2020, follow this link.

The economist, Prof Mariana Mazzucato, and sociologist Prof Bev Skeggs, looking at society from different angles come to the same conclusion:

“Society is a manifestation of our values and who or what we value.”

In this book, you will encounter several people I have met in my work as a doctor over the last two decades. Their stories and a myriad of associated research expose the values on which we have built of our society. They demonstrate the fact that in its current form, society simply isn’t working for many people. People are sick, because our society is sick. Our society is sick because it is love sick. So, this book asks us to reconsider our values and to reimagine together how we build a society that is altogether more healthy.

It goes onto to examine how a society can change and what we need to put in place to enable that to happen. It appeals to the ancient philosophy of love as a praxis. It calls us to allow ourselves to feel outraged at injustice, to challenge the inevitability of our own thinking. Things do not have to be this way. All is not lost. We must shake off our apathy, recover hope and build moral alternative economies. Together we can make our communities, regions and nations altogether more kind and compassionate, as we build a participative and inclusive politics.