Give and Take – how timebanking is transforming healthcare by David Boyle and Sarah Bird. Launched November 2014 by Timebanking UK.
GIVE AND TAKE TELLS THE THOUGHT-PROVOKING STORY OF HOW ONE BIG IDEA COULD TRANSFORM HEALTHCARE BY UNLEASHING OUR GREATEST UNTAPPED RESOURCE – OURSELVES.
In Give and Take, David Boyle and Sarah Bird share the positive findings of a two-year research project to test out time banks in the NHS. With clarity and insight, they show how some of the UK’s 289 time banks and 35,000 members are using their time and their skills for the health and social benefit of each other.
With a bold vision to see a time bank attached to every UK GP’s surgery, the authors make a persuasive and powerful case that it is patients themselves who have the power to transform our stressed and financially squeezed NHS – and patients themselves who will provide the answer to some of healthcare’s most pressing problems.