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In the 1970s and 1980s, I remember seeing images of Vietnamese people fleeing violence in their country (the war and later on ethnic tensions) by sea. Around 800,000 people are known to have found refuge in neighbouring countries between 1975 and 1985. At an international conference in 1979 south-east Asian countries agreed to temporarily admit these ‘boat people’ and western countries agreed to assume most of the costs of caring for the boat people and to resettle them in their countries
Nearly seventy years after its creation, women are beginning to occupy more and more leadership roles in the NHS, however this has not always been the case.
NHS at 70 – the modern hospital has evolved considerably, but what service innovations are still needed in response to a continued change in demand? Aneurin Bevan on first day of NHS 5 July 1948 Park Hospital.
NHS at 70 – if original ideals are to be sustained then we need honesty on its running costs Aneurin Bevan - 1945 minister of health.

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