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Portrait of a GP

Enquiry examines the health of the NHS as seen through the eyes of a GP, and asks whether after 16 years, the National Health Service is in danger of collapse. (1965)

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30 minutes

Last on

Wed 10 Feb 1965 20:00

Did You Know?

Fearing a loss of independence, the British Medical Association was opposed to the National Health Service Act 1946, which came into effect in 1948. The Minister of Health, Aneurin Bevan, had to devise ways to gain the BMA's support, including offering higher pay, hence the now infamous quote from Bevan: 'I stuffed their mouths with gold'.


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