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Who cares about the NHS?

Michael Wynne's verbatim play asks some penetrating questions about the health service

By Sameer Rahim  
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“Most politicians are not really interested in healthcare.” For the Prime Minister David Cameron especially, “politically there’s nothing in it for him.” These are the words of a former NHS chief executive as spoken by an actor in Michael Wynne’s absorbing new play about the health service, Who Cares. Over the past 18 months, Wynne has interviewed doctors, nurses, patients, campaigners and politicians; his play is a collage of verbatim transcripts that add up to a coherent, illuminating and sometimes…

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