As the NHS celebrates its 75th birthday a new poem by Brian Bilston is going viral, and you can see why.
It comes as Tony Blair urges an expanded role for private sector as NHS turns 75.
“The NHS now requires fundamental reform or, eventually, support for it will diminish. As in the 1990s, the NHS must either change or decline,” he writes in the foreword to a new report from his Tony Blair Institute thinktank,
Blair then adds: “Change is never easy and requires brave political leadership. If we do not act, the NHS will continue down a path of decline, to the detriment of our people and our economy.”
This called to Radio 5 might speak for you? They said: “The NHS is the best invention that we’ve ever done in this country… & we should be proud of it… but this government has wasted billions on PPE contracts… & we should be making sure we get that money back from the likes of Michelle Mone.”
“We are not going to obtain from the National Health Service the best results possible, except by the utmost vigilance on the part of the whole socialist, co-operative and trade union movement.” -Nye Bevan in @tribunemagazine, days before the NHS launched in 1948.
Now Brian Bilston has released a new poem and it has resonated with a lot of people as it has gone viral on Twitter.
Here is just one of the many tweets praising the poem.