People's History of the NHS


Five Questions: Gordon and Roy

Professor Sir Roy Calne, transplant specialist and 'a lowly medical student' when the NHS opened its doors in 1948 talks with his patient Gordon Bridewell. They share their thoughts about the NHS. 'Without it, we would be in a pretty sad way', Bridewell notes. 'Perhaps the most British thing about the NHS is its unbelievable bureaucracy', Calne adds.  Calne sees 'difficult times ahead' but Bridewell remembers 'dedicated people' -- whom they both hope will help to keep the NHS working.


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