Book ID: CBB468852636

Migrant Architects of the NHS: South Asian doctors and the reinvention of British general practice (2018)


Simpson, Julian M. (Author)

Manchester University Press

Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 336 pp.
Language: English

Migrant architects of the NHS draws on forty-five oral history interviews and extensive archival research to offer a radical reappraisal of how the National Health Service was made. It tells the story of migrant South Asian doctors who became general practitioners in the NHS. Imperial legacies, professional discrimination and an exodus of UK-trained doctors combined to direct these doctors towards work as GPs in some of the most deprived parts of the UK. In some areas, they made up over half of the general practitioner workforce. The NHS was structurally dependent on them and they shaped British society and medicine through their agency. Aimed at students and academics with interests in the history of immigration, immigration studies, the history of medicine, South Asian studies and oral history. It will also be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about how Empire and migration have contributed to making Britain what it is today.

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Authors & Contributors
Gorsky, Martin
Hall, Lesley A.
Sheard, Sally
Hull, Andrew J.
Evans, David
Perry, M.
Medical History
Social History of Medicine
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Twentieth-Century British History
University of Toronto Press
University of California, Davis
Palgrave Macmillan
Physicians; doctors
Public health
Medicine and society
Emigration; immigration
Health care
Hetherington, Hector James Wright, Sir
Murray, David Stark
Great Britain
South Asia
Manchester (England)
20th century
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
20th century, late
National Health Service (Great Britain)
Rockefeller Foundation

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