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Issue Date: 05/07/2018
Issue Name: Celebrating 70 Years of the NHS - The Cavell Nurses' Trust
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Our great National Health Service was born in Manchester 70 years ago and has transformed the health and wellbeing of the nation. A catalyst for great British pride the NHS is continually regarded as underfunded and vital to our island's values. For this project we have teamed up with the charity Cavell Nurses' Trust and a donation will be made for every NHS 70 cover sold. You'll be directly helping this fantastic charity in their work to support our great nurses who are suffering hard times.
This stunning cover features a 1914 painting by John Lavery of a London hospital, with an image of Edith Cavell, a British nurse during the First World War, celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides and in helping over 200 Allied soldiers escape from German occupied Belgium. It is available signed by actress Sunetra Sarker, This Morning's TV Doctor, Dr Ranj Singh, actor Robson Green, actor Stephen McGann, mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham, actress Amanda Mealing, actor Derek Thompson, actor William Beck or actress Rosie Marcel.
70 Years of Health Care in Britain
On 5th July 1948, the NHS was launched by the Health Secretary, Aneurin Bevan, at Park Hospital in Manchester (now Trafford General Hospital). This was the first time, hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists were brought together under one umbrella to provide free health care.
The idea of a National Health Service was considered as early as the 19th Century, but it was not until the First World War that the army medical services demonstrated what could be achieved. The Local Government Act (1929) meant that local authorities took over poor law hospitals. They became municipal hospitals serving ratepayers, but not paupers. The services were not ideal and needed upgrading, with quality of care varying widely. When war broke out in 1939, the creation of emergency medical services once again illustrated the possibilities.
The Conservatives produced the first White Paper on a health service lead by local authorities, but after Labour’s election victory in 1945 Bevan presented a different plan favouring nationalisation, and a regional framework. After much negotiation this plan was approved.
Over the last 70 years the NHS has transformed the health and wellbeing of the nation, helped in the eradication of diseases and pioneered new treatments like the world’s first liver, heart and lung transplant. Today the NHS is a source of great debate, one of the key election topics, generally considered underfunded and in need of modernisation. Although generally thought of as a great British institution and source of national pride, its future remains uncertain.
Cavell Nurses’ Trust
Cavell Nurses’ Trust is the charity that supports UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, when they’re suffering personal or financial hardship often due to illness, disability, older age and domestic abuse. We offer a tailored package of support to help everyone who gets in touch.
At some point in your life you’ll benefit from the care and compassion of a nurse, midwife or healthcare assistant. They bring our children into the world, they care for us in our hour of need and give comfort at the end of our lives. But who looks after nurses when they need help?
We rely on our generous supporters and fantastic fundraisers – individuals, community groups and organisations – to fund the help we give to nurses suffering hardship. Without these people, the charity would not exist.
Walk, run, bike, bake, skydive, climb, volunteer, donate, buy a cover – there are so many ways you and your friends and family can get involved and make sure that nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants get vital help when they need it.
Sunetra Sarker is an English actress, best known for her acting roles in Brookside, No Angels and Casualty.
Dr Ranj Singh is the resident doctor on This Morning.
Robson Green is an English actor, angler, singer, songwriter, and presenter. Green portrayed Fusilier Dave Tucker in Soldier Soldier and Dr. Tony Hill in Wire in the Blood.
Stephen McGann is an English actor, author, and science communicator. He is one of a family of acting brothers including Joe, Paul, and Mark.
Andrew Murray Burnham is a British Labour politician who has been serving as the Mayor of Greater Manchester since May 2017.
Amanda Jane Mealing is a British movie and TV actress best known for playing Connie Beauchamp in the BBC One medical dramas Holby City and Casualty.
Derek Thompson is a Northern Irish actor, most notable for playing Charlie Fairhead in the long-running BBC television medical drama series Casualty. Thompson has played the role since the series' inception in 1986.
William Beck is a Welsh-born actor, best known for his appearances on television in the United Kingdom as Royston White on BBC One drama series Robin Hood, and Dylan Keogh on BBC One drama series Casualty.
Rosie Ellen Celine Marcel is an English actress. She was born in Roehampton, London. Marcel is best known for her role as Jac Naylor, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon in the BBC drama series Holby.
Jeremy Richard Streynsham Hunt is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since 2018 and Member of Parliament for South West Surrey since 2005.
All the signers for this issue have agreed to donate their signing fee to The Cavell Nurses' Trust