A National Health Service

The idea of a coordinated health service with the supply of free medical care to all in the UK received popular and political support from the 1930s. The Beveridge Report in 1942 set out recommendations that led to a White Paper in 1944. This pamphlet provides an abridged version of that White Paper which put forward detailed proposals for a system of free universal healthcare funded by central taxation. Some of the nurses interviewed in the Memories of Nursing project remembered the changes that the NHS brought to care and standards.

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