The NHS at 70

The NHS began life on 5 July 2018. GPonline looks back at 70 years of NHS general practice, highlighting key events and personal stories that show how the profession and the NHS have changed over the years.

The NHS at 70: A GP's account of the start of the NHS

The NHS at 70: A GP's account of the start of the NHS

Dr John Fry, one of the founding members of the RCGP, published a report for the...

The NHS at 70: My 50 years as a GP

The NHS at 70: My 50 years as a GP

Dr Elspeth Russell began practising as a GP in the early 1960s. She retired in 2012...

The NHS at 70: General practice 1948 to 1967

The NHS at 70: General practice 1948 to 1967

In the years following the start of the NHS, GP workload increased significantly...

The NHS at 70: General practice 1968 to 1990

The NHS at 70: General practice 1968 to 1990

The 1970s saw significant changes for GPs, but general practice then entered a relatively...

The NHS at 70: General practice 1991 to 2018

The NHS at 70: General practice 1991 to 2018

The purchaser/provider split, fundholding, devolution, a new contract, PCTs, CCGs,...

The NHS at 70: The founding of the RCGP

The NHS at 70: The founding of the RCGP

When the NHS was founded in 1948, most GPs were barred from full participation in...

How thousands of South Asian doctors helped keep the NHS afloat

How thousands of South Asian doctors helped keep the NHS afloat

More than 10,000 doctors from South Asia kept the NHS going in its formative years...

Interview: 'I was the first single-handed GP in Liverpool to employ a practice nurse'

Interview: 'I was the first single-handed GP in Liverpool to employ a practice nurse'

Dr Shiv Pande is one of more than 10,000 South Asian doctors who came to work in...

Professor Mayur Lakhani: Important to recognise role of South Asian doctors as NHS turns 70

Professor Mayur Lakhani: Important to recognise role of South Asian doctors as NHS turns 70

The RCGP is hosting an exhibition on doctors from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and...

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