Surveys collating practical information about hospital facilities helped inform those drafting legislation for a National Health Service.
1 August 1946
A range of benefits, including sickness benefit, were available to those paying NI contributions.
6 November 1946
Following on from the 1944 white paper, the Act provided for the establishment of a free, universal and comprehensive health service for England and Wales.
13 May 1948
Leglisation drew a distinction between chargeable services provided by local authorities and free NHS services.
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