Julian Tudor Hart

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Professor Julian Tudor Hart is a doctor and author. He studied medicine at Cambridge University and in London. He worked for 30 years as a general practitioner in Glyncorrwg West Glamorgan Wales where his partner was Dr Brian Gibbons later minister for health in Wales. He is a passionate advocate of the National Health Service and of socialism. He is an active member of the Socialist Health Association. He is the author of many books and scientific articles. His most recent book, "The Political Economy of Health Care: A Clinical Perspective" https://www.policypress.org.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=&products_id=1157 explores how the NHS might be reconstituted as a humane service for all (rather than a profitable one for the few) and a civilising influence on society as a whole. The book provides 'a big picture' for students, academics, health professionals and NHS users that Tudor Hart hopes will inspire them to challenge received wisdoms about how the NHS should develop in the 21st century. His other writing includes: "A New Kind of Doctor", 1988, Feasible Socialism, The National Health Service past, present and future, 1994, and many articles on the management of high blood pressure and on the organisation of health services. His most influential, The Inverse Care Law, published in the Lancet 1971 asserts: "The availability of good medical care tends to vary inversely with the need for the population served. This inverse care law operates more completely where medical care is most exposed to market forces, and less so where such exposure is reduced."

See also

- inverse care law