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Hospital Team in Action
Career opportunities in the 1960s National Health Services
Documentary 1960 16 mins
Teamwork is the touchstone in this light-touch recruitment film for the still-youthful NHS, sponsored by the Central Office of Information for the Ministry of Health. When a seriously ill small boy arrives in hospital, the combined skills of the hospital staff are mobilised. The diagnosis and treatment of his illness - acute osteomyelitis - highlight the work of nursing staff, radiographer, medical laboratory technicians, pharmacists, dietitian, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, almoner and others, all of whom have a share in bringing about his ultimate recovery.
NHS on Film
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