Women and Money

This is all about women's historic relationship with money. That thought didn't occur to me until quite late in the day. But in many respects that's what my latest academic journal article is all about. In itself, it's further discussion of the means-tested pre-NHS hospital patient payment schemes and the social workers who administered them. …

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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. …