Good health care available to all regardless of wealth

Guided by three principles the NHS began on July 5th 1948. These were that health care meets the needs of everyone, be free at the point of delivery and treatment based on clinical need, not the ability to pay. This collection brings together local film and television portrayals of medicine. Follow the changing techniques and equipment used to treat patients in Northern Ireland. Unsurprisingly bed shortages didn't start with the NHS, watch the Royal Victoria Hospital to find out what challenges staff faced before the NHS in this film from 1934.Travel back to 1986 with Raymond Maxwell to debate the issues of the day on Medicine Matters.  

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