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. …

Memories of a ‘free’ health service

My latest blog post for the People’s History of the NHS website looks at the memories of what it means to pay and not pay for medical care already gathered by the project and calls for more. I’ve spent more than a decade answering a question my Nan asked me. When I was a History student …