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Monday, 14 April 2008, 12:00AM

The Origins of the NHS

Professor Virginia Berridge

This lecture looks at the origins of the NHS; there have been many historical debates about the NHS and its origins. Such questions which are discussed are the debate about conflict or consensus. Did the NHS come about through consensus - or did it have to be fought for?

Part of the Safeguarding London's Health, Monday's at One lecture series.
Other lectures in this series are:
   Medieval Hospitals of London, by William Ayliffe FRCS PhD
   London's Hospitals Today, by Geoffrey Rivett
   The Future of London's Hospitals, by Dr Patricia Oakley

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Virginia Berridge is Professor of History and Director of the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. She has a B.A.(Hons) and a PhD in History, both from the University of London.

Her personal research interests are in the history of twentieth century health policy with a special focus on the 'contemporary history' of health in the last thirty years. Her recent work includes HIV/AIDS policy, illicit drug policy, the development of ideas and concepts of public health in the post war period, and the relationship between research and policy.

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14 April 2008

The Origins of the NHS
Professor Virginia Berridge

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