People's History of the NHS


Junior doctors’ strikes

This image of the junior doctors strike depicts the anger and emotion felt towards the policies of Jeremy Hunt and the dismantling of the NHS. The emotive language used in the strike against Hunt suggests that it is strongly felt that the NHS should belong to communities rather than politicians.

Dora Willcock


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  1. Such imagery has certainly become commonplace. If anger is the emotion that’s conveyed, it would be interesting to trace whether this emotion has become more prevalent over time, and whether it’s accompanied by any other, perhaps countervailing. emotions? In other words, how does such protest imagery fit into the history of the NHS?

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