Book ID: CBB299066145

The NHS at 70: A Living History (2018)


Welch, Ellen (Author)

Pen and Sword

Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 152
Language: English

At midnight on 5th July 1948, the National Health Service was born with the founding principle to be free at the point of use and based on clinical need rather than on a person’s ability to pay. Seventy years since its formation, these core principles still hold true, although the world we now live in is a very different place to the post war era in which it was formed, and the long term sustainability of the service in its current form is questionable.This book traces the history of our health service, from Victorian healthcare in the early 20th century, through a timeline of change to the current day, comparing the problems and illnesses of 1948 to those we face seventy years later. Politics, funding, and healthcare systems around the world are demystified and we present case studies, views and snapshots from history from people who have experienced our changing NHS.

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Authors & Contributors
Gorsky, Martin
Sheard, Sally
Digby, Anne
Perry, M.
Stewart, John
Croxson, Bronwyn
Social History of Medicine
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadien d'Histoire de la Medecine
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Harvard University Press
Yale University Press
University of Chicago Press
Duke University Press
Public health
Health care
Medicine and government
Medicine and society
Medicine and politics
Murray, David Stark
Bevin, Aneurin
Great Britain
United States
Manchester (England)
South Africa
20th century
21st century
20th century, late
19th century
18th century
20th century, early
National Health Service (Great Britain)

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