People's History of the NHS


Lloyd George envelope

Lloyd George envelopes were first used in 1911, when the politician David Lloyd George introduced a national health insurance scheme for low-paid working men. The envelopes are still used today and provide a tangible reminder that there are continuities, as well as changes, in the provision of health and care over time.


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  1. are lloyd George patient records required to be kept by doctors today to record patient medical records

    Thank you

    danny milner

    1. GP surgeries still hold the Lloyd George records, and they do still follow you around when you change GP practice, but we very rarely refer to them nowadays as the majority of medical records are summarised electronically and only the electronic record is kept up to date.

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