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Interesting facts about dating in the 1920s

What it did was change the way in which people could obtain and pay for care.

The eighth year of austerity, 1947, was a testing year.

Its first three months formed a winter of exceptional severity, which had to be endured by a people who in addition to rationing of food were faced with an unprecedented scarcity of fuel.

He spoke of the profession’s worries about discouragement of profession freedom and worsening of a doctor’s material livelihood – and said if there were problems they could easily be put right.

He referred to a sense of real professional opportunity.

A steep rise in the prices of foodstuffs and cattle food followed disappointing harvests in many European countries, due to the hard winter and hot dry summer, and in certain crops, notably corn for animal food, in America.

Affairs abroad were as depressing as conditions at home. Alongside post-war rebuilding of existing cities, and the designation of overspill areas, the New Towns Act 1946 led to major new centres of population.

Of the ex-municipal beds, 190,000 were in mental illness and mental deficiency hospitals.

In addition 66,000 beds were still administered under Public Assistance, mainly occupied by elderly people who were often not sick in the sense of needing health care.

The boundaries were drawn generously, land reclamation figured prominently and the problems of high-rise living were avoided. The planners covered thousands of acres of farmland, but they avoided tower blocks and the devastating results of the simultaneous redevelopment of the centres of older towns.

The ethos and the pattern of the NHS had much in common with the newly nationalised state industries, railways, steel and the utilities.

Bevan had worked out the details and the NHS had a command structure, a ‘welfare state’ ideology and was heavily dominated by those providing the services.