Views And Reviews

What happened to care?

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 19 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1379
  1. B Livesley

    Television produces powerful images and never more so than in Panorama's programme on the plight of sick and frail elderly people. “Sidney Lambert believed the NHS would care for him. It was a promise made to millions,” began a soothing voice over. This was quickly replaced by the prime minister making one of his not to be forgotten public statements that, “When I was a boy my father was elderly and sick and my mother was frail. Their life was not comfortable - they needed treatment regularly - they got it - from the NHS. … Believing as I do …

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