Looking forward: The NHS: Feeling well and thriving at 75

Summary points (please click the link below to read the article in its entirety):

  1. A look back from a possible future shows not-impossible developments in health systems.
  2. The turning point for the NHS came shortly after the 50th anniversary celebrations in 1998, when eight principles for progress guided crucial adjustments in NHS strategy. 
  3. The cost, clinical excellence, and universality of the NHS prove that a nationally organised, publicly funded, total system of guaranteed health care is an excellent policy option for a developed nation.

PMC ID: PMC1113458 (July 4, 1998)

View in British Medical Journal