The National Archives education team’s film of the month highlights a Pathé film relating to current events, anniversaries or key topics that you may be covering in the classroom.
This month’s clip is ‘New National Health Service’– a film about the launch of the NHS.
With this film, students could consider:
- What did the new NHS offer to patients?
- What did patients need to do?
- Were all doctors immediately part of the NHS?
- Why was the Post Office involved?
This film could be used alongside our Attlee’s Britain 1945-1951 collection and other resources related to the launch of the NHS and medicine through time.