1948: The coming of a ‘free’ health service

My latest blog post for the People’s History of the NHS website marks the anniversary of the creation of the British NHS on 5 July 1948. It looks at the contribution of the arrival of a 'free' health service to an era of optimism and uncertainty for health workers, including my own pet subject: medical social workers. …

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Launching Payment & Philanthropy

My latest contribution to the Manchester University Press blog is a write-up of my recent book launch seminar for Payment and Philanthropy in British Healthcare, 1918-48, hosted by the Voluntary Action History Society at Institute of Historical Research in London. You can read about what my fab panel of historians - Professors Pamela Cox, Pat Thane …