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NHS in crisis, the Blair-Brown years, and Mandela on Gaddafi

In our first podcast of 2023, Rory and Alastair discuss the NHS in crisis and how government investment needs to be coupled with structural reform. There's also a look back at Alastair's diaries during the transfer of power from Tony Blair to Gordon Brown, and an analysis of newly-released documents from the National Archives.

Show notes:

Ian Kennedy, 'The NHS Dream is Dying', The New European, 08.12.22

John Burn-Murdoch, Data Scientist

Johann Hari, Chasing the Scream

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Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen

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