We need to talk about whether we will invest in universal healthcare
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We need to talk about whether we will invest in universal healthcare

Crystal Oldman @CrystalOldman Chief executive, The Queen’s Nursing Institute

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the NHS. For those of us who have never known anything other than a health service free at the point of access, it is hard to imagine that your health status prior to 1948 was largely determined by your disposable income. Making an appointment with a GP or calling a district nurse often depended on your ability to pay.

Nursing Standard. 32, 22, 30-30. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.22.30.s22

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