The NHS At 70
LBC pays tribute to the National Health Service

On 5th July 1948, the National Health Service was born, guided by three core principles that live on today: to meet the needs of everyone, be free at the point of delivery, and be based on clinical need, not ability to pay.

The NHS has done wonderful things: it has all but eradicated diseases such as polio and diphtheria and pioneered new treatments like the world's first liver, heart and lung transplant. Nowadays, it is the UK's largest employer with over 1.5 million staff.