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The NHS: A People's History - a new OU/BBC series

The Broadcast Team with the Faculty of WELS present...

The NHS: A People’s History, a new OU/BBC series, starts on 2nd July 2018 at 9pm on BBC4.

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS, The NHS: A People’s History is a three-part series presented by Alex Brooker and tells the story of the NHS through the voices of the people whose lives it has affected, from its birth in 1948 to the present day.

In each episode, patients and staff from all over the country dig out and share their treasured mementoes to tell deeply personal stories that chart the highs and lows of the National Health Service’s 70-year history.

OpenLearn has extensive resources and information on healthcare and the history of the NHS.


This programme was commissioned by Broadcast and Partnerships and is supported by Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, with particular relevance to R26 BA(Hons) Health and Social care, Q96 BSc(Hons) Healthcare and Health Science, Q73 BSc(Hons) Adult Nursing, Q53 BSc(Hons) Nursing Practice.

  • Commissioned by: Dr Caroline Ogilvie, Head of Broadcast & Partnerships
  • Academic Consultant: Dr Claire Chatterton
  • Media Fellow: Dr Mathijs Lucassen
  • Broadcast Project Manager: David Bloomfield
  • Online Project Producer: Georgia Axtell-Powell

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