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Who Calls the Shots?

Synopsis
Difficult and controversial decisions are being made every day in the NHS. Looks at the closure of the children’s ward at Amersham Hospital in Buckinghamshire in April 1993, with the services transferred to a more mordern hospital several miles awway. Examines the effect of the closure on patients and staff and the issues it raised for the hospital managament. Asks how an adequate service will continue to be maintained. By focusing on a small part of the health service, the film explores the different voices and pressures that affect decision making withing the NHS.
Series
Picture of Health, A 2
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1993
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; 2000 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
children in hospital; health services; hospitals; National Health Service

Credits

Producer
Rissa de la Paz
Cast
Beverley Hunt 
John Cormack 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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