UK celebrates 70 years of National Health Service

The National Health Service was nothing short of a revolution. It provided universal healthcare for Britain's post-war population.

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    On Thursday, the UK's National Health Service will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

    It guarantees free access to treatment, regardless of a person's income or status, and became a model much admired around the world.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan looks at its evolution from the post-war period to today.


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