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Pulling the Plug?: Extracts from Patient Interviews

Until the mid-1980s patients, unless they were paying privately, needed to be referred for treatment by a hospital consultant. After that date local GPs were allowed to refer patients directly. A usual course of treatment might involve a patient attending once or twice a week for six weeks, though it was not unusual for patients to receive more intensive and lengthy spells of treatment. These extracts have been take from interviews with:

Interviews

Lorna Aldrich

Interviews

Lillian Bates

Interviews

Christine Daly

 Interviews

Christine Hodgson

Interviews

Claire Kibbler

 Interviews

Joyce Roberts

Interviews

Margaret Rushton

 Interviews

Catherine Wilkins