Aneurin Bevan left this magazine for the Ministry of Health with a mission: to build an oasis of socialist principles within British capitalism.
Writer and poet Michael Rosen on why we should love the NHS
Days before the National Health Service launched, Aneurin Bevan spoke to his former colleagues in Tribune about the socialist philosophy which inspired its creation.
In the years leading up to the creation of the NHS, its founder Aneurin Bevan edited this magazine. He used its pages to advocate for a healthcare revolution.
In 1971, the Tories introduced landmark anti-worker legislation — but trade unions refused to obey and ultimately forced the government to back down.
Journalist Fergal Kinney sat down with Paul Unwin and Jeremy Brock to discuss the iconic BBC programme’s roots, its portrayal of the National Health Service, and the politics that shaped its message.
Today’s National Health Service is a long way from its socialist heyday — a result of decades spent undermining its public foundations.
At long last, the NHS’s opponents have hit on a strategy that could bring about its demise: starve public healthcare of funding and let private interests grow in its place.
Michael Marmot, one of Britain’s leading healthcare voices, on the epidemic of social inequality
The last year has seen historic walkouts across the NHS. Workers are fighting not just for terms and conditions but for the future of public healthcare.
An NHS doctor writes anonymously for Tribune about working in a National Health Service starved of the funds and staff needed to care for its patients.
The contracting-out of key NHS functions to private profiteers has eroded public healthcare — we need a movement to end it for good.
As a Starmer government becomes increasingly likely, the Labour Party’s plans for the NHS leave much to be desired.
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.
Many believe that technology will lead us to a future of better health. But it could also dismantle our public health systems.
David Rowland, one of Britain’s leading health policy experts, gives Tribune his view on the future of the NHS — and whether it will survive its latest crises.