The NHS: A Difficult Beginning

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    BBC documentary (2008): Serving over one and a half million patients and their families every day, the NHS is the biggest service of its kind in the world. It is universally regarded as a national treasure - the most remarkable achievement of post war Britain. Yet, surprisingly, the National Health Service very nearly did not happen at all. In the months leading to its launch it was bitterly opposed - by the Tory Party and the national press. But its most vicious and vocal opponents were the very people its existence depended on - surgeons, nurses, dentists and Britain's 20,000 doctors. To get the NHS at all required the persistence and determination of one man - Nye Bevan, Labour's minister of health. This film tells the extraordinary story of the six months leading up to its traumatic birth. Narrator: Imelda Staunton | Director: Ian MacMillan | Producer: Mark Hayhurst | Executive Producer for the BBC: Charlotte Moore | Executive Producer: Edmund Coulthard | Executive Producer: Grant McKee http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/841244?view=credit
  • Owner

    Rick B
  • Source

    Youtube (Youtube)
  • License

    What does this mean? Standard Youtube License
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    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ywP8wjfOx4
    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 12 months ago
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