70 years ago, when the 1946 National Health Service Bill was presented to Parliament, it promised to revolutionise the healthcare system across the country. To mark the anniversary, Lucy Alexander, Myleene Klass, Oritsé Williams, Miriam Margolyes and Eric Knowles go on a journey to meet the doctors, nurses, porters, cleaning staff and carers who have kept the service going against all the odds, and the patients whose lives have been saved by them.
They look at the NHS then and now, seeing how things have changed and evolved through the decades.
Since its introduction the NHS has developed into a national institution which has touched most of our lives in one way or another. However, it has faced its share of trials along the way. From the children's ward to the care of the elderly, Matron, Medicine And Me:70 Years Of The NHS hears the stories of five famous faces - all with a very personal involvement with the NHS.