Can the health service survive 70 more years?
Intended for healthcare professionals
Opinion Previous     Next

Can the health service survive 70 more years?

Mike Parker Senior lecturer, Emergency and unscheduled care at the University of York, and a member of the Emergency Nurse editorial advisory board

The NHS, now nearing its 70th anniversary, has never been in more need of an overhaul, says Mike Parker

The NHS has played a major part in eradicating diseases, such as diphtheria and polio, and has been at the forefront of pioneering research and clinical procedures, for example in carrying out the first liver, heart and lung transplants.

Emergency Nurse. 25, 09, 16-16. doi: 10.7748/en.25.09.16.s17

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in


Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now