NHS at 60 - A picture of health
- 5 Jun 08, 02:53 PM
On 5 July 1948 the National Health Service was brought into existence, making free public health care at the point of delivery available to all, funded by the tax system.
The NHS that is now 60-years-old is a very different beast. A hot topic at election time, how best to fund, run and modernise it is a thorny issue that successive governments have tackled with mixed results.
As part of Newsnight's coverage, you can tell us what the NHS means to you.
In the run-up to the anniversary we want to know about the NHS in your area. What are the issues that are most important to you? What are your experiences of the NHS?
We are producing a map to show the hot topics in your area so be sure to select the issue that matters to you from the dropdown menu, plot your location on the map and add your comment. Click here to see the map.
You can also contact us privately - click here to send us your comments via Newsnight's webform, where you can also find details of how to send us photographs and video.
And Liz MacKean explains more about the project in the video below.