Partial truthsBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6997.135 (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:135
- Charles Essex
Six years of war in Europe had, like all wars, accelerated social change. By 1945 the British people wanted to build not only new bricks and mortar but also a new order. The Labour party had a huge majority of seats in the first postwar general election and used that to push through various social policies. The third programme in The New Jerusalem series looked at the National Health Service.
The programme got off to a bad start by repeating the canard that the BMA was against the formation of the NHS. The BMA may have opposed Nye Bevan's version of the NHS but it had advocated an NHS scheme …