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The contributory schemes and the coming of the National Health Service

Martin Gorsky, John Mohan and Tim Willis

in Mutualism and Health Care

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780719065781
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701423 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719065781.003.0008
The contributory schemes and the coming of the National Health Service

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This chapter explores the responses of both the British Hospitals Contributory Schemes Association (BHCSA) and individual hospital contributory schemes to plans for the creation of a new health service. It describes BHCSA responses to the policy process during the periods between Ernest Brown’s parliamentary statement of October 1941 and the 1944 White Paper, and between the White Paper and the National Health Service (NHS) Bill of 1946. This chapter also analyses the failure of schemes to influence events related to the creation of the NHS in the context of the literature of pressure group politics.

Keywords: BHCSA; hospital contributory schemes; health service; Ernest Brown; 1944 White Paper; NHS Bill of 1946; pressure group politics

Chapter.  11499 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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