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Fighting for the NHS: five minutes with . . . Pamela Kleinot

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 30 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5782
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The psychotherapist talks about why she remortgaged her property to make a documentary about the NHS, from its creation to right now, and why it needs saving

“The documentary Under the Knife is about the undermining and privatisation of the NHS. It looks at what healthcare was like before the NHS, how the NHS came into being, and everything that has happened to it since then. It’s to help people understand what has been happening. I think the NHS is one of the greatest institutions humanity has ever made. I’m from South Africa and growing up there was very unequal access to healthcare. My father was a doctor at the largest state hospital in southern Africa and he would …

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