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Renewing Bevan’s Vision

If the NHS is to survive, we must set out an agenda that not only defends it but aims to expand its mandate to new arenas.

British Minister of Housing Aneurin Bevan (1897 - 1960) opens the 500th permanent house built since the end of World War II by Elstree Rural Council, 25th March 1949. (Photo by J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Our National Health Service (NHS) is in trouble. Over 7 million people in England are languishing on waiting lists. Cancer patients are experiencing delays to diagnosis and treatment. UK outcomes are well behind those in other comparable countries. And when emergency strikes, ambulances are struggling to get to people in time to save their life. […]

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