|In 1945, in the wake of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, people emerged from the shadow of the war demanding radical societal change for a safer world. In the UK, the birth of our National Health Service marked a huge advance in investment in people’s health and well-being ─ while the development of welfare states across the world provided people with a more genuine form of security. Mass movements sprung up to campaign for peace and nuclear disarmament .
So too, 75 years on, we again find ourselves at a crossroad. This year, we have seen humanitarian catastrophes of a scale that has once again pushed health and emergency services to the brink. Now, as the health community finds itself in the spotlight, we must use this moment to push for transformative changes.