Monday, 30 June 2008
The National Health Service
At Westminster this week, the successes of Britain's NHS will be celebrated. On Tuesday Baroness Jones of Whitchurch will ask Her Majesty’s Government "what plans they have to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the creation of the National Health Service." In the Commons on Thursday, Tony Lloyd will begin an adjounment debate on the anniversary.
The NHS came into being on 5th July 1948, the creation of the charasmatic Aneurin (Nye) Bevan.
For information about the NHS and its history go to http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/News/NHS60/index.htm
Speaking personally, the health service is one of the most significant reasons for being proud to be British. Ill health is worrying enough, without the worry of facing huge bills. I commend the idea to all my American friends.