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Dr Marc Slee
Behind the scenes at the new Witney Health Centre where GPs, midwives, district nurses and social workers work efficiently under one roof.
Behind the scenes at the new Witney Health Centre where GPs, midwives, home nurses and social workers work efficiently under one roof. Dr Marc Slee, whose particular specialisms are "the troubles of old age" and skin disease, takes us on a tour of the group practice and introduces some of the 18,000 local people catered for by the centre - including multiple sclerosis sufferer Jenny, who "prefers to be at home with her family rather than at hospital".
This is one of the earliest issues in The Pacemakers series which was produced by the Central Office of Information for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The films were distributed on television to overseas audiences and each programme focused on a pioneering individual whose approach to their work helped paint Britain as a modern and progressive society. Dr Slee's assertion that "the health of a community is more than just the practice of medicine" chimes with the COI's marketing strategy.
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Instructional film/TV programme 1951 55 mins
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Training film/TV programme 2002 18 mins
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Public Information Filler 1985 1 mins
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Short documentary 2023 4 mins
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Former Bristol Poet Laureate, Miles Chambers reads a poem specially commissioned for the 75th anniversary of the NHS.
Government sponsored film 1940 10 mins Location: Witney
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Industry sponsored film 1919 15 mins Silent Location: Witney
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Action and Adventure 1923 28 mins Silent Location: Tilbury
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Inside Film 2024 16 mins
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Drama 2023 2 mins
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Romance 2023 2 mins
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Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
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Documentary 1941 6 mins
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