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Your spotlight on local services

An alternative guide to the new NHS in England


The NHS will be 65 years old on 5 July. In that time, our health system has undergone profound change, with the recent Health and Social Care Act introducing the most wide-ranging reforms since the NHS was founded in 1948.

Make sense of how the NHS works with this animation from the King's Fund, which gives a whistle-stop tour of where the NHS is now – how the new organisations work and fit together – and explains that our new system is as much a product of politics and circumstance as design.

Click here.