NHS at 70

When Nye Bevan launched the NHS on July 5, 1948, he said the UK now had “the moral leadership of the world.” Today, the NHS still provides free health care to all UK citizens. However, it is struggling. Scandals have damaged its reputation. And although the government recently announced a “birthday present” of £20 billion per year, doctors warn that this still “falls short of what is needed.” In this series, The Day interviews some of the men and women of the NHS.