The British Hospitals Association set up a commission reviewing the voluntary hospital sector, which faced financial difficulties.
The government made plans to deal with air raid casualties in the event of another war.
31 July 1936
A consolidating Act replaced all previous legislative public health provisions relating to public health matters, disease control, prevention and nuisance removals and inspections.
At the outbreak of war, central government gained direction over voluntary and municipal hospitals by establishing a service which paved the way for the National Health Service.
During the Second World War, a group (later known as Age UK) organised to improve older people's welfare.
2 December 1942
The Inter-Departmental Committee led by Sir William Beveridge, considered a founding father of the NHS, published recommendations on social insurance and allied services.
The wartime coalition government set out its vision for a comprehensive, free and unified health service.
The Goodenough Committee proposed medical education reforms and determined many of the organisational arrangements of the NHS.
The Education Act 1944 made providing school meals and milk a statutory duty for local authorities.
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