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Sixty Years of the NHS
"When it was set up the United Kingdom's National Health Service was a world leader in providing free health care to all, regardless of position or wealth. How much do you know of its history. In this quiz the shortened, common, term of NHS will be used."
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The National Health Service came into being on July 5th 1948. Which city was home to the first NHS hospital?
Who was the man responsible for the setting up of the NHS?
Sir Stafford Cripps
When the NHS was originally introduced, it was partly funded by every working person through their National Insurance payments.
In which year were NHS prescription charges introduced?
In 1962 a particular operation was performed in an NHS hospital for the first time. It was carried out to replace which part of the body.
The NHS is not just about making ill people better. It also helps people where corrective or invasive measures are not required. In 1978 one such procedure produced a particular result. Which treatment was it?
I V F
In 1953 Watson and Crick published their results into the structure of DNA, a discovery that was to have far reaching consequences for the NHS. In which year were they awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine?
In the early 1990's the NHS in England and Wales underwent a radical change in its organisation. What system was introduced?
Organ donor register
In the last few years of the 20th Century several initiatives were introduced into the NHS to make some services easier for the public to access. Which of the following was not one of the changes?
National donor register
NHS walk in centers
Within the NHS, what is the meaning of PCT?
Passive Computerised Tomography
Personal Cardiac Treatment
Primary Care Trust
Private Coronary Treatment
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