65 years of the NHS

All this week ITV News is marking the 65th anniversary of the National Health Service with a series of special reports.

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  1. Richard Payne

Full report: 65 years of the NHS

This week the NHS is marking 65 years. But the anniversary comes amid claims of a growing crisis within the service - spiralling costs, longer waiting times for patients and a culture of cover ups.

Away from the negative headlines though, there are many thousands of staff who dedicate their lives to caring for the patients.

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