Public Health

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When was the National Health Service (NHS) set up?
1948
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What year did Dr John Snow realise that Cholera was being spread in the water?
1854
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What effects did the National Health Service (NHS) have on people?
Free medical treatment for everyone who pays taxes, free services were provided (e.g. ambulance, vaccinations, maternity clinics, dentists, doctors)
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At first why was doctors against the idea of the National Health Service (NHS) and how was it solved?
They were afraid of recieving a fixed salary, this was solved by saying doctors would be paid for each patient treated and they could have private patients.
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What is the Welfare State?
The provision of free medical care and other services/benefits by the government.
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Why was public health finally improved?
The decisive change was the 1875 Public Health Act, this forced local authorities to provide clean water, proper drainage and sewers. Medical Officers of health must be assigned at this point too.
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What factors lead to the 1875 Public Health Act being passed?
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