Art and Medicine Tours London

The National Health Service (NHS)

This one hour lecture covers the history of the NHS and how it evolved over 7 decades. The talk brings it right up to date with the latest revised structures of health delivery. It details some of the fascinating facts about the NHS and the amazing service it provides. Comparisons are done with health systems in other countries and how it continually evolves to meet the expectations and needs of the population.

Aneurin Bevan, Minister of Health, on the first day of the National Health Service, 5 July 1948 at Park Hospital, Davyhulme, near Manchester (image credited to the University of Liverpool Faculty of Health & Life Sciences and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license).