A Bit of Class

£23.80

People in Tower Hamlets explain how their health is affected by poor conditions.

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Looks at the mythical idea that the NHS created equality in health care. Tower Hamlets is chosen as the focus, a predominantly working class area where there is a high incidence of occupational ill-health. Residents speak for themselves, explaining the ways in which their health is affected by housing, work and a generally poor environment. It is social and economic factors like these which perpetuate class differences in health and life expectancy.

Part of a series of films A Picture of Health which challenge the notion that ill-health is a matter of only individual concern and cure. It argues that it concerns not only the medical expert but also society and change must come through political action.

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