Image credit: Flickr, 2010 © The Department for Culture, Media and Sport. In 1948, the National Health Service was born – a development which would go on to touch and even transform the lives of every one of us. NHS Direct, a national health line providing expert health advice and information, is established. The Cities & Local Government Devolution Bill lays the foundation for a historic devolution of powers to local areas, with potentially momentous implications for the NHS. Historical context (pre-1948) (67) (-) The early NHS (1948–1979) (45) Thatcher years (1979–1990) (32) Major years (1990–1997) (14) Blair years (1997-2007) (101) Brown years (2007–2010) (40) Coalition years (2010–2015) (84) Cameron years (2015–2016) (31) May years (2016–2019) (37) 45 results Search results. In June 2010, following the General Election, new Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley MP, announces a public inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. The National Health Service began on 5 July 1948. A further reduction in the number of weeks is debated in Parliament in 2008 but no changes are implemented. Northern Ireland likewise had its own legislation in 1948. Paperback, 64pp, £8.99 Kenneth Robinson is moved to the Ministry for Planning and Land, and Richard Crossman is made Secretary of State for Health and Social Security. Public Health England, a new body, is the lead on public health at the national level, with local authorities taking the lead locally. The Spending Review presented by Chancellor George Osborne announced a £3.8bn above inflation increase in funding for the NHS in England next year, as well as new measures to ease the pressures on local authorities with responsibilities for delivering social care. 1954. A fully illustrated introduction to the NHS, tracing its history from its creation after the Second World War right up to the present COVID-19 crisis. Nuffield Trust; Stewart, John. Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health, in Department of Health (2010). The public inquiry examines the operation of the commissioning, supervisory and regulatory bodies responsible for the Trust. The committee was asked to: “undertake, with special reference to the inter-relation of the schemes, a survey of the existing national schemes of social insurance and allied services”. Image credit: Senate House, University of London. • The publication of a 10-year strategic plan, the NHS Long Term Plan, in January 2019. It is to form the basis of many studies that follow. The STPs set out shared proposals between local councils and NHS organisations to join up services within 44 localised ‘footprint’ areas and deal with the funding shortfalls up to 2020. However, this was to be the start of many future reorganisations of health authorities over the next three decades. Partly in response to criticisms of Robinson’s 1968 plan, Richard Crossman makes extensive revisions to the first NHS Green Paper, leading to the publication of the second Green Paper on the NHS. It was the first time anywhere in the world that completely free healthcare was … The anniversary also marked Simon Stevens becoming the new Chief Executive of NHS England. Lord Darzi’s vision includes major reconfiguration of hospital services, driven by quality and the clinical realities of where care is best delivered. Advised by the Nuffield Trust and other independent experts, the report outlines a number of options for how local health communities can create new ways of organising and delivering patient care. Angela Smith MP, Minister for Health, in Health and Personal Social Services (2004) Agenda for change: What will it mean for you? [PDF]. The Nurses Act 1949 enacts many recommendations from the 1946 Wood Committee, which was set up by the Ministry of Health to examine the role of nursing in the new NHS. - Aneurin Bevan, The Lancet, 1948. On 5 July 1948, Sylvia Beckingham was admitted to hospital in Manchester to be treated for a liver condition. RH Turton, Minister of Health, House of Commons Debate, 25 January 1956, vol 548, cols 207–10. The incoming Government pledges a Green Paper on social care as one of its priorities. This short animation from 1948 showed the public how the main services would affect an ordinary family.Disclaimer: This is a historical video. However, the Guillebaud Report finds that: in relative terms, NHS spending had fallen between 1948 and 1954, from 3.75 per cent to 3.25 per cent of Gross National Product; that capital spending was running at only 33 per cent of pre-war levels; and that additional costs implied by an ageing population could be financed easily by economic growth. The creation of the National Health Service in 1948 is widely celebrated as a glorious chapter in the history of modern Britain.