A History of the National Health Service

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Dr Sally Sheard, a Reader in the History of Medicine at the University of Liverpool, provides an overview of the history of the National Health Service.

Additional Resources Links:
Interactive timeline on the development of the NHS with links to key documents

Nick Timmins’ excellent critique of NHS changes and the 2012 Health and Social Care Act (free download)

BBC documentary Health Before the NHS: now on Youtube:

Corrections to Note:
1962 Hospital Plan slide (this should read the fourth Liverpool Royal not the third)
Future of the NHS? slide (Roy Lilley blog should read www.nhsmanagers.net)


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