The NHS: a difficult beginning
Tells the fascinating story of the six months leading up to the launch of the NHS service on July 5th, 1948.
The service was the brainchild of Labour Health Minister, Aneurin (Nye) Bevan who, having come from a poor mining village in Wales and having witnessed first-hand the dreadful and prolific health problems faced by the poor.
Off-air recording, BBC2, 05/07/08.
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