Story: Primary health care

Public submissions on health policy

Public submissions on health policy

From the 1970s successive governments reformed the health system. The government's 1974 White Paper proposed a single health system with combined primary and secondary health services. These piled-up papers, propped up by Department of Health officer Margaret Jensen, are the public submissions on the White Paper.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1975/2725

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How to cite this page:

Michael Belgrave, 'Primary health care - Reforming the system, 1970s–21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 September 2021)

Story by Michael Belgrave, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2019