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An Introduction to the Voluntary Sector

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 13 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1275
  1. Nick Bosanquet

    Ed Justin Davis Smith, Colin Rochester, Rodney Hedley Routledge, pounds sterling13.99, pp 260 ISBN 0 415 09922 6

    In the past family doctors could go for months, and hospital doctors years, without much contact with voluntary organisations: now this is set to change. An Introduction to the Voluntary Sector shows how the role of voluntary organisations in society has already shown surprising growth, and there may be more to come.

    Voluntary organisations have had to live with the paradox that they depend as much on the government for funding and approval as on local grassroots effort. Voluntary …

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