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Big ideas: Aneurin Bevan on a free health service

Ruth Davies

Nurse Education Today, Volume: 33, Issue: 11, Pages: 1269 - 1271

Swansea University Author: Ruth Davies

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DOI (Published version): 10.1016/j.nedt.2013.06.001

Abstract

This 'Big Ideas' shows how Aneurin Bevan, politician, tactician and orator was instrumental in setting up the first National Health Service in the world. It tracks his life and work and identifies how his ideal of a free health service funded out of general taxation was achieved. It contra...

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Published in: Nurse Education Today
Published: 2013
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa17860
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Abstract: This 'Big Ideas' shows how Aneurin Bevan, politician, tactician and orator was instrumental in setting up the first National Health Service in the world. It tracks his life and work and identifies how his ideal of a free health service funded out of general taxation was achieved. It contrasts social medicine with medicine for profit and current challenges facing the NHS.
Keywords: National Health Service Aneurin Bevan
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 11
Start Page: 1269
End Page: 1271