The NHS was created in 1948 5 July. For the first time ever in the UK there was free healthcare and it still remains the envy of the world! We are here to inform you of its history. Of course it has evolved from then to now and here in the new Blue Skies office, we had the amazing opportunity to interview Derek Quinan head of communications NHS foundation trust Blackpool teaching hospitals and he was a great help! Many thanks to Derek for making this interview happen.
The Founder of NHS.
Aneurin Bevan is seen as the founder of NHS was the Minister for Health. He was an inspiration and had one main principle “That a National Health Service must meet the needs of everyone and be free of charge at the point when you needed it”. He was the one in charge who brought hospitals, doctors, nurses and dentists under the same NHS roof. He wanted England to be a better place in terms of health care.
What is happening now?
The NHS has grown vastly since 1948. The population of the staff has trebled wanted to take care of those in need no matter of their gender, race or status also meaning faster care to patients and advancements in medical care.
NHS Facts: The NHS is the largest employer in the UK and 5th largest in the world.
The NHS employs a total of approximately 1.5 million people across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Their budget has increased by 12x again to ensure better healthcare. All of this has helped increase our life expectancy by 13 years.
For 70 top facts about our NHS click on the link below.
Credits to NHS and Derek Quinan