£785,000 granted for the first so­cial his­tory of the NHS

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ON THE RECORD -

The memories of the first Na­tional Health Ser­vice work­ers and pa­tients will be recorded in a new shared so­cial his­tory project. The Cen­tre for the His­tory of Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy and Medicine at the Univer­sity of Manch­ester has re­ceived a £785,000 grant from the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund to carry out the project. Some 160 vol­un­teers, in­clud­ing 70 young peo­ple, will be trained to gather sto­ries and arte­facts con­cern­ing the his­tory of the NHS in their lo­cal area, in­clud­ing in­ter­view­ing those who re­mem­ber the birth of the NHS in 1948.

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