nowhere in any nation in the world, communist or capitalist, any health service to compare with it.
Today's lecture is on a crisis in the National Health Service in 1951,
on whether charges should be imposed on false teeth and spectacles so that patients should have to pay half of the cost
huge consequences for the Labour Party
huge consequences for the National Health Service,
The National Health Service Act was passed in 1946
Certain promises were made to us when we came into the National Health Service in 1948, and they simply have not been kept.
particularly the younger General Practitioners are beginning to think about emigrating to other countries, and I think this process will continue, which is bound to affect the service.
disillusionment with the National Health Service is nothing new
one, that the medical arts of science and of healing should be made available to people where they needed them, irrespective of whether they could afford to pay for them or not
this should be done not at the expense of the poorer members of the community but the well-to-do.
Professor Sir Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE