History of the NHS

An interactive timeline from the Nuffield Trust shows changes to the NHS over the past 70 years, through pictures and links to more detailed accounts of events. (see http://nhstimeline.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/)

For a history of the NHS and its ‘re-disorganisation’, see http://www.sochealth.co.uk/national-health-service/reform-of-the-national-health-service/. This also has useful links to other sources of information, such as a review of the way health services have been restructured in the UK and elsewhere, suggesting that re-organisations are not usually based on evidence, and produce unclear, if not negative, effects. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/34840.php 

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