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75 Years of the NHS: Reform, reorganisation and restructure

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Publication date22/08/2023
PublisherHistory of Parliament Trust
Medium of outputOnline
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Fittingly, the NHS celebrated its 75th anniversary in the wake of a major reform. Such ‘once in a lifetime’ reorganisations have been a feature since its creation. In this guest blog, Dr Michael Lambert, an NHS historian and Research Fellow at Lancaster Medical School, discusses how successive politicians have used restructuring to try and overcome recurrent crises in the health service.