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A birthday look back at the transformation of the NHS in our latest podcast

Fri 3 Jul 2020

As the nation prepares to celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS, senior nurse Lynn Tolley talks about the transformation of the service.

In episode 12 of our podcast series Lynn remembers her own traumatic experiences as a 16-year-old mum, not knowing if her newborn had survived.

She also talks of how she stumbled into a nursing career and how she finally found her true vocation as a paediatric nurse, caring for the most seriously ill children.

Other topics include:

•    The early days of the NHS

•    Immunisation and the dramatic reduction in childhood illness and death

•    Fighting Aids and changing social attitudes

And, of course, Coronavirus, and how it has helped the NHS turn full circle.