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LB Barking and Dagenham, nurses from Rush Green Hospital, 1965Next

LB Barking and Dagenham, nurses from Rush Green Hospital, 1965

While the creation of the NHS in 1948 saw the size and scope of public health departments substantially reduced, London boroughs assumed responsibilities for maternity and child welfare clinics, health visitors, midwives, health education, vaccination and immunisation, and ambulance services, together with environmental health services.