The NHS was founded on 5th July 1948. Let’s make it NHS Day every year.

The NHS was launched on 5th July 1948, bringing together a disparate mix of municipally run and charity hospitals – often poorly funded with inadequate services – private voluntary hospitals, and private GP practices, access to whose services largely depended on one’s wealth.  The chief architect of the modern NHS was Aneurin Bevan, as Minister […]

Isolation and Community (part 2)

In the first part of this blog post, we looked at how a Wessex regional government might have helped the response to the COVID19 pandemic so far. In this concluding part, we will examine options for the future. While much that is now in train must take its course, our eye is on the long […]