The NHS: Past, Present and Future

Available to all, and free at the point of use: Nye Bevan’s vision for ensuring Britons received equal treatment revolutionised the health of a nation and became one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century. Seventy years on, though, and the NHS is creaking, suffering from endless cuts and little impact on a growing, and ageing, population. Doctors Phil Whitaker (Chicken Unga Fever) and Adrian Massey (Sick-Note Britain) and nurse Molly Case (How to Treat People: a nurse’s notes) discuss a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Chaired by Dr Steve Gillam, Visiting Senior Fellow, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge

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