Birth of the National Health Service | The early history of the NHS
On 5 July 1948, the National Health Service was launched with the proud expectation that it would make the UK the 'envy of the world'.
Here you can follow the early years of the NHS from radical plan through to triumphant birth and on to fully fledged but sometimes problematic service.
Through programmes, documents and images taken from the BBC's archives you can witness for yourself a time before the NHS existed, the disputes surrounding its inception and the difficulties it faced in the early years.
Dr Hill explains the importance of allowing public debate about the health service.
What the BBC should say about vitamins.
Will the Radio Doctor be too busy negotiating with the government to broadcast?
Should the BBC admit that doctors can't help to cure chillblains?
Dr Charles Hill gives his opinions on the causes and treatments of chillblains.
Could a talk on psoriasis be useful?
Does vitamin C really help boils?
The Radio doctor's producer suggests broadcasting about shingles and repeating advice about dandruff.
The BBC considers issues raised by the NHS Act.
Minutes of a meeting in which the government suggests ways that the BBC could help publicise the new Welfare State acts.
An agreement between Doctors and the NHS now seems inevitable.
The BBC considers publishing diet sheets.
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