Your Very Good Health

By Simon, 30 August, 2023
Your Very Good Health

One of the problems we have in the US is lack of imagination. One obstacle to getting single payer or universal healthcare is that people don't know what it's supposed to look like. I came across a the following video that was made to explain the how the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK would work. 

The National Health Service (NHS) was one of the major achievements of Clement Attlee's Labour government. By July 1948, Minister for Health, Aneurin Bevan had helped guide the National Health Service Act through Parliament. The introduction of the NHS provided people with diagnosis and treatment of illness. This included dental and ophthalmic services, free of charge for all those in need of its services. 

This short animation on the National Health Service Scheme stars Charley. It was to show the public how the main services would affect an ordinary family, including Charley's wife - even if he did consider her 'as strong as a blooming horse!' 

Important note: This version of the film has been digitally altered from the original in the National Archive. I've upscaled it to 1080p and applied image stabilization using the latest in artificial intelligence technology.