People's History of the NHS


Lord Moran

Portrait of Charles McMoran Wilson, 1st baron Moran by Pietro Annigoni, 1951

Lord Moran (1882 – 1977) was president of the Royal College of Physicians from 1941 until 1950 and served as personal physician to Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill during the Second World War. He was a key figure in the foundation of the National Health Service.
Accession number X155

Courtesy, Royal College of Physicians

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  1. This is absoloutely amazing, my father and grandfather are amazed at what he done as Charles was my great grandfather and father to Geoffrey and my father is Hugo, we have quite a few items left of Charles and we always are amazed to see them

    1. How lovely! I recently spoke to the RCP about his work with Aneurin Bevan, and loved getting to know more about his strategic acumen as a negotiator! We would love to add more about your great-grandfather to our virtual museum, if you have anything you would like to share with us. We can accept digital images and of course any and all stories via this website, or by email to us at Do drop us a line!

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