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Until 1948 how was most health care still done?
most health care was still done by women in the family using herbal or folk remedies, patent or other medicines bought from a chemist
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Until 1948 who used doctors more?
the rich as doctors still charged for each visit so this led to mainly the rich visiting
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What were doctors increasingly becoming?
either GPs who set up 'practices' and visited patients in their homes or specialists who worked in large hospitals
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What did most cities have?
most cities had infirmaries, fever houses and asylums offering free basic care for the poor. They were run by local authorities and/or charities
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government action timeline
to follow 6 stages
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1902
midwives act- all midwives had to be trained and registered
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1907
health visitors paid by the government to help mothers
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1911
national insurance act- employees and employers and the government covered medical fees for employees
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1919
nursing act: set up the general nursing council to promote high standards of care
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1919
ministry of health set up government gained an overview of health care across the UK
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1938
3000 died from diphtheria in the UK this led to a free immunisation programme in 1940
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When was NHS set up?
1948
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taxes funded a wide range of care?
yes covered: seeing a GP, hospital care and operations, health visitors for pregnant women and young children, treatment by dentists and opticians, ambulances and emergency treatment, health care for the elderly
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Could everyone now access the same healthcare in the UK?
yes they could because all treatment was entirely free
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NHS costs
right from the start running the NHS was more expensive than expected
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What was a consequence of the high running charges?
paid prescription was introduced in 1951 for some items. Other charges also followed like for example opticians
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What are some modern problems for the NHS?
people living longer (caring for elderly is very costly), lack of nationwide availability for some drugs and treatments, long waiting lists so private medical insurance has grown
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Until 1948 who used doctors more?

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