Did the NHS transform medicine in Britain?

In this lesson you will consider the impact the NHS has had on the health of the British nation. You will also consider other actions taken by the government since 1900 to prevent illness and disease.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which of the following was NOT a problem with surgery by 1800?

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Q2.What effective anaesthetic did James Simpson discover in 1847?

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Q3.Why do some historians call the 1850s-1870s surgery’s ‘black period’?

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Q4.What was carbolic acid?

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Q5.The use of antiseptics meant reduced surgical death rates - from as high as 50% (1864-66) to around...

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which of the following was NOT a problem with surgery by 1800?

1/5

Q2.What effective anaesthetic did James Simpson discover in 1847?

2/5

Q3.Why do some historians call the 1850s-1870s surgery’s ‘black period’?

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Q4.What was carbolic acid?

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Q5.The use of antiseptics meant reduced surgical death rates - from as high as 50% (1864-66) to around...

5/5

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Did the NHS transform medicine in Britain?

End of lesson exit quiz for Lesson 21, Medicine through Time.

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Q1.Which of the following is an incorrect statement about the NHS?

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Q2.The vaccine campaigns were funded by the government and provided by the NHS to ensure they were widespread. But which of the following WAS NOT NEW to the 20th century?

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Q3.What did the NHS launch in 1966 which encouraged GPs to keep up with medical developments?

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Q4.The Clean Air Acts of 1956 and 1968 were introduced by the government to prevent air pollution due to…

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Q5.Which government action was launched to tackle obesity?

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Did the NHS transform medicine in Britain?

End of lesson exit quiz for Lesson 21, Medicine through Time.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which of the following is an incorrect statement about the NHS?

1/5

Q2.The vaccine campaigns were funded by the government and provided by the NHS to ensure they were widespread. But which of the following WAS NOT NEW to the 20th century?

2/5

Q3.What did the NHS launch in 1966 which encouraged GPs to keep up with medical developments?

3/5

Q4.The Clean Air Acts of 1956 and 1968 were introduced by the government to prevent air pollution due to…

4/5

Q5.Which government action was launched to tackle obesity?

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Lesson summary: Did the NHS transform medicine in Britain?

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