Good Health! Stories from the Lives of Pioneers in the Health ServicesBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6937.1170b (Published 30 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1170
- Gordon Macpherson
Jack Gillespie Tabb House, pounds sterling 8.95, pp 256 ISBN 1-873951-00-0
In Good Health! a diverse group of “pioneers in the health services” record in informal conversations their impressions of medicine before and during the NHS. At a time when ministerial interpretations of the government's “back to basics” policy flit daily through the headlines these individual tales remind us that the basic principle of health care is personal and sensitive service to patients.
Readers can see, too, why a state supported health service was so necessary and …