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The Health of the Nation: NHS in Peril


The National Health Service is the most enduring of the institutions created by the first real Labour Government (1945-51). Before the NHS was created, treatment of ill health was provided by doctors in their surgeries and in hospitals, all of which had to be paid for by the patients. Many poorer families paid their GP's a monthly sum as they were usually in arrears with the fees. The Labour Government's vision was for a health service free for everybody and this was launched in 1948, with Aneurin Bevan as first Minister ...

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The Health of the Nation: NHS in Peril
2014, Methuen Publishing Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780413777720


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