The Welsh Labour politician, Aneurin Bevan, spearheaded the establishment of the NHS in Great Britain. This clip features memories of the arrival of the NHS in 1948, as people queued up to register not only with doctors, but also for free dental and optical treatment.
Looking at Wales before the NHS, students could discuss how they think people previously paid for medical care and what kind of treatment they expected to receive. Pupils could list the benefits before and after the establishment of the NHS and compare and contrast. A discussion could happen around the effects of government policy on public health and how the creation of the NHS has benefited people in Britain.