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How did the NHS reflect the politics of the 1960s and 1970s?

Refine the following statement to fit with your arguments: Although politics became more divisive in the 1960s and 1970s a study of government policy on the NHS reveals that governments were more interested in efficient health care than playing politics.
Answer the statement using sources selected for this topic.

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A period of transition in which traditional society began to break down, followed the period of consensus. There was less deference towards institutions such as the monarchy, the church and politicians. In the late 1960s Labour and the Conservatives were actively attempting to show the voters they were very different.

Did developments in the National Health Service (NHS) reflect the changes, or was it all an oasis of cross-party co-operation? Study how the NHS is closely linked with the politics of the 1960s and 1970s.

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