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Philanthropy and the Hospitals of LondonThe King's Fund, 1897-1990$
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F. K. Prochaska

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198202660

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202660.001.0001

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A Decent Anonymity, 1960–1980

A Decent Anonymity, 1960–1980

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(p.195) 8 A Decent Anonymity, 1960–1980
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Philanthropy and the Hospitals of London
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F. K. PROCHASKA

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202660.003.0008

This chapter discusses the state-directed health and social services in Britain in the years 1960 to 1980.The issue of independence of the charities in health and welfare is brought into question as they received money from government sources and settled into a decent anonymity. The disparity in the scale of their respective operations made an effective partnership between the National Health Service and charities difficult. In the hive of charitable activity the King's Fund had committed itself to the NHS in the 1950s and its links with the service matured in the following decade. The decline in the NHS idealism, the Fund's views on NHS reorganization that were influenced by the disruption of the Emergency Bed Service, and its effects on voluntary societies is also explained.

Keywords:   decent anonymity, National Health Service, King's Fund, Emergency Bed Service, NHS, social services

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