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A film about the National Health Act that established the NHS, and how it would benefit communities. It starts with a bleak look, when wrap-around patient care is non-existent, patients cannot see the right specialist when they need to and a family is split up over Christmas.


UK : Ministry of Health, 1948.

Physical description

1 videocassette (VHS) (24 min.) : 1 DVD (24 min.) : sound, black and white, PAL. sound, black and white

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Crown copyright, managed by BFI.


These viewing copies were made from material preserved by the BFI National Archive.

Creator/production credits

Written and produced by Budge Cooper, Photographed by Wolfgang Suschitzky, Musics composed by Charles Brill, Location Sound Recorded by. S.G. Rider, Directed by Donald Alexander. A Data production 1948. A Central Office of Information film for the Ministry of Health.



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