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NHS 70th Anniversary

NHS 70th Anniversary

NHS 70th Anniversary ‘The Diocese of Sodor and Man joins with the General Synod of the Church of England in rejoicing at the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service and in committing itself to prayerful and practical support to the NHS’. An anniversary reflection... July 5, 1948 was a great day in British history. It was the day on which Aneurin Bevan, the Health Secretary announced the creation of the National Health Service. The NHS was one of the great triumphs of post-war British life. It is remarkable that out of the trauma of the Second World War, such a vision could emerge of universal health care, free at the point of delivery. At the same time it is perhaps an illustration of the fact that out of suffering and trouble, great ideas and visions can be born. It was perhaps another surprise to all of us when the… Read more