Healthcare provision 1918-79

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When was the Ministry of Health set up?
1919
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What did the 1929 Local Government Act do?
It set up public health committees run by county councils and country boroughs.
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What happened in 1934?
Free/subsidised mil provided by local authorities to children at school
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What Was the 1944 White paper 'A National Health Service'?
Accepts Beveridge's argument that Britain needs the NHS
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What was the 1946 National Health Service Act?
Lead to the creation of the NHS in 1948 and provided free hospital treatment, dental and optical care at the point of treatment.
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How many people died in 1952 due to London smog?
4,000 which lead to the 1956 Clean Air Act
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What did the 1959 Mental Health Act do?
It removed the distinction between psychiatric and other hospitals and encourages care within the community.
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Wen was the first heart transplant?
1968 (The first successful one was in 1979)
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What did the National Health Service Reorganisation Act do?
Create regional healthcare bodies.
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What did the 1977 Health Service Act do?
Leads to the end of private healthcare in NHS hospitals.
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What was healthcare provision like pre-WW2?
Severely limited. Voluntarily run, wives and children of workers were exempt from treatment. Blood transfusion depots 1938.
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What was it like to get doctors for the NHS.
90% wouldn't work for the NHS. 'Stuffing their mouths with gold'.- lead to more doctors signing up to work for the NHS.
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What was the costs of the NHS? (% of GNP)
4.1% in 1950. 4.8% in 1970 and 14% in 1990.
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When was the abortion act passed?
1968
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