Public health provision, 1918-1979

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Ministry of Health Act, 1919
Set up to co-ordinate health at a regional level as well as administering funds raised by the national health insurance scheme.
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Tuberculosis Act, 1921
Made the provision of TB sanatoria by local authorities compulsory. Led to a decline in cases of TB every year from 1921-38.
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Local Government Act, 1929
Poor law infirmaries could be converted into public hospitals, gave local authorities responsibilities for other medical care like dentistry, venereal disease clinics, school medical services etc.
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Pioneer Health Centre, 1935
Local residents paid 5p a week to join the clinic and had an annual check-up and access to leisure facilities. 950 residents signed up.
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Finsbury Health Centre, 1938
Addressed problems like lice, poor hygiene and TB, also had a lecture theatre. Inspired the creation of NHS.
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The Emergency Medical Service, 1939
Provided first aid and casualty stations for people wounded in air raids. First govt control of hospitals' activities.
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National Health Service Act, 1946
Universal healthcare for free, paid for by direct taxation. All hospitals were nationalised and were ran by regional hospital boards with local health authorities providing ambulance services and vaccinations.
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Mental Health Act, 1959
Patients now referred to as mentally ill rather than insane, decisions for treatment for people with serious mental health issues were now made by mental health tribunals rather than judges.
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Hospital Plan, 1962
Creation of 90 new hospitals as well as refurbishing 356 and modernising 134.
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Abortion Act, 1967
Gave women the right to terminate a pregnancy up to 28 weeks.
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Family Planning Act, 1967
Made family planning advice available to all women, regardless of marital status and social class.
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NHS Reorganisation Act, 1973
Introduced a new management structure to the NHS, leading to increase in management costs.
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Made the provision of TB sanatoria by local authorities compulsory. Led to a decline in cases of TB every year from 1921-38.

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Tuberculosis Act, 1921

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Poor law infirmaries could be converted into public hospitals, gave local authorities responsibilities for other medical care like dentistry, venereal disease clinics, school medical services etc.

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Local residents paid 5p a week to join the clinic and had an annual check-up and access to leisure facilities. 950 residents signed up.

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Addressed problems like lice, poor hygiene and TB, also had a lecture theatre. Inspired the creation of NHS.

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