65 years of the NHS

Aneurin Bevan was MP for Ebbw Vale for 31 years. Credit: PA/PA Archive

65 years of the NHS will be celebrated today in Cardiff.

Union members and politicians will gather at the statue of Tredegar-born Aneurin Bevan who spearheaded the service and opened the first NHS Hospital, as Health Minister, in 1948.


NHS marks 65th anniversary

The National Health Service is 65 this month. We've been taking a look at how it has changed over the years, and what the future might hold.