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In 1934 the National Executive Policy Sub-committee appointed four Sub-committees.  The Medical Services sub-committee consisted of: Dr. H. B. Morgan (Chairman), Rt. Hon. Christopher Addison,M.D., Dr. Somerville Hastings, Dr. C. W. Brook, Dr. H. Finer, Dr. R. Lyster, Dr. Oscar Tobin, Dr. Esther Rickards, with Miss Mabel Croat, and Messrs. I. J. Hayward, C. W. Key, J. A. Newrick, E. G. Rowlinson, Lewis Silkin, and J. L. Smyth. The Local Government and Social Services Committee also set up special Sub-Committees to deal with “A State Medical Service,” the “Welfare of the Blind,” and “Water Supply.” Conference Debate October 1934 in Southport The CHAIRMAN: The […]
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Reprinted from The Medical Officer, 11 September, 1948. by SOMERVILLE  HASTINGS, M.S., F.R.G.S., M.P. Two lectures on a National Service for Health given at an International Vacation Course at Munster University, Germany, July, 1948. I The Health Of Each Is The Concern Of All Positive health is much more than the absence of active disease. On it depends both our ability to work and our capacity to enjoy life. Illness results not only in pain and suffering but also in frustration, the result of inability to carry out our plans and intentions. Many estimates have been made of the cost of illness to […]
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PARLIAMENTARY LABOUR PARTY Points for the consideration by the Health Group on the National Health Services Bill Doctors will Work from Health Centres only if they wish and not if the Executive Council or Local Authority, providing the Health Centres, so desire. Doctors who use the Health Centres will be in contact with the Local Authorities that provide them only via the Executive Councils. Patients on a doctor’s list can be seen privately for fees by his partner provided the doctors are not working from a Health Centre. But this is not permitted to the doctors of a Health Centre who enter into partnership as “encouraged” […]
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An Appeal To The Workers! Probably 1923 Published by The Trades Union Congress and The Labour Party, 32, 33, 34 Eccleston Square, London, S.W.1 Price 1d; Post free 1 1/2 d. (9d. per dozen carriage paid) Dr. Somerville Hastings  M.B., M.S., F.R.C.S. Every father and every mother must wish to see their children grow up strong and healthy, and able to take their place in life, and they are willing to work hard and make great sacrifices to enable them to do so. But this is not enough, for a reactionary Government may destroy all they are trying to do, and if […]
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