Vol. 12 No. 1 (2019): The Timeless Mahatma

Universality of Social Health : The Lessons from the Mahatma

Indranil Chakravorty MBBS PhD FRCP
St George's University Hospital, London, UK
Gandhi on his salt walk

Published 2020-04-19


  • universal healthcare,
  • leadership,
  • Glass ceiling,
  • commonwealth,
  • Mahatma Gandhi,
  • NHS
  • ...More

How to Cite

Chakravorty, I. (2020). Universality of Social Health : The Lessons from the Mahatma. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 12(1), 5. https://doi.org/10.38192/12.1.1


As you read the articles that I have had the pleasure to curate for this special edition of SUSHRUTA, published along with the #BAPIOAC19 conference in London this wet and frosty November, you will see glimmers of hope and aspirations of a broad-church of people that make up the health service. NHS professionals come from all over the world, bringing their cultures from distant shores that were once touched by the British Empire (now the Commonwealth) You will also witness the ambitious plans for future proofing what is arguably the best universal health system in the world. It is a time for 20/20 vision; we recognise not only the challenges that face the UK population and the NHS but we also envisage how the strengths of the diverse multi-skilled workforce come together in making the UK NHS star shine even brighter.