Alan Convery

unfair to characterise any of them as true-believing Thatcherites in the mould of Michael Forsyth, for instance. David McLetchie (1999–2005) pursued a continuation of much of the pre-1997 Conservative agenda within the limits of the Scottish Table 3.2  Leaders of the Scottish Conservative Party, 1999–2013 Dates Name 1999–2005 2005–2011 2011– David McLetchie Annabel Goldie Ruth Davidson 48 Scotland and Wales Parliament’s authority. Thus, there would be a continuation of the NHS internal market, but the party set its face against tuition fees for university

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Medicine, care and rehabilitation
Kirsti Bohata, Alexandra Jones, Mike Mantin and Steven Thompson

society influenced Aneurin Bevan and ‘can definitely be regarded as the foundation of the plan of socialised medicine which was eventually adopted by Great Britain’.31 For Cronin’s part, contemporaries widely regarded his novel, The Citadel, as helping to promote the socialist ideology that led to the founding of the National Health Service (NHS), but this has been disputed in more recent criticism which highlights the novel’s pessimistic attitude to social systems and its idealisation of the individual.32 Cronin’s concern with nationalised medicine and the medical aid

in Disability in industrial Britain
Vanessa Heggie

dissolved as a clinical entity, removing any justification for sports medicine as a discrete form of medical knowledge. On the other hand, if sports doctors maintained a strict line on the uniqueness of the elite athlete, they risked total abstraction from general health care, essentially limiting themselves to a tiny patient pool of physiologically abnormal human specimens, with little relevance to the NHS. This challenge was practical as well as theoretical. To get money for specialist sports medicine activities it was necessary to prove that sport had special

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Peter Triantafillou and Naja Vucina

Big Society (Cameron). In Denmark, the structural reform of 2007 implied that municipalities stepped up their interventions and systematically started to link up with families, schools, workplaces, gymnastics and sports clubs to create an institutional web that strongly urges obese persons to reconsider and change their lifestyle. This relatively clear centralization of the orchestration of obesity control interventions in Denmark (with the municipalities) seems to constitute an important difference from England. Here the NHS and to some extent the Local Government

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Duncan Wilson

grew up in a postwar era in which professions were well regarded.12 This was especially true of medicine, following the creation of the NHS, the development of antibiotics and the production of ‘magic bullets’ against diseases such as polio. This high esteem was reflected by the fact that two of Ian Kennedy’s brothers studied medicine at university, while he went on to read law at University College London (UCL) before attaining a Master of Laws degree from the University of California, Berkeley. During his time in the United States, Kennedy recalls, the growing

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Regeneration meets the Private Finance Initiative
Stuart Hodkinson

. This additional cost falls onto the public purse yet it is completely unnecessary, as government gilts already offer fixed interest rates. The National Audit Office estimated in 2015 that swap liabilities across the entire PFI programme were around £6 billion and reported that it cost Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust £24 million in swap breakage costs alone to buy out a PFI contract in 2014.16 The other main driver of PFI’s inflated cost – and where the label ‘rampant profiteering’ can be used without fear of contradiction – are the returns on offer to the

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Gareth Millward

's remaining passengers and crew were offered vaccination, but it was too late to stop the spread of the disease. As passengers disembarked and travelled to various parts of the country, the disease was found in London, North Lincolnshire, Aylesbury, Liverpool, Torquay and Cornwall. In all, there would be 16 cases and five deaths, including those of the Allens (see Table 2.1 ). 26 Importations through seaports were not unknown. This was, however, the first epidemic in Britain since the formation of the NHS. Criticism of the decision to allow the passengers to travel

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Debbie Palmer

factories offering any medical service and large firms providing little more than first aid.2 The health care of nurses was comparable to other workers, which, on the whole, had also been neglected. The risks of nursing had been recognised and widely discussed from the late nineteenth century onwards but the state had failed to regulate any provision of care. Understanding why has important implications not just for the history of nursing and the NHS but for the wider question of the history of work. This book has assessed how nurses’ health was managed in the past to

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Linda Davies and Gemma Shields

began, doctors could only prescribe first generation drugs. However local psychiatrists and service users wanted the newer second generation drugs to be made available, as there was some evidence that they were safe to use and were effective in reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia, with less troublesome side-effects. 75 BEE (RESEARCH) PRINT.indd 75 11/05/2018 16:15 However there was a big cost difference; the newer SGA drugs cost the NHS around £1500-£2000 per person per year of treatment, compared to around £100 a year for the FGA. The research trial aimed to

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Ruth Holliday, Meredith Jones and David Bell

for additional costs to public healthcare providers (the NHS in the UK or Australian Medicare) when things go wrong, or as taking up valuable medical resources for reasons of vanity. However, some participants felt able to talk about their experiences in a more playful way: Linda: Despite having surgery and having a little bit of discomfort I had a whale of a time actually. Olive: You had fun? Linda: Yes. Not so much laughing and that, it was just nothing I had ever done before. I mean some people want to climb Mount Everest don’t they, and get a kick out of it? I

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