People's History of the NHS


Five Questions: Toyin Adeyinka

Toyin Adeyinka, Chair of Maternity Voices Partnership, Lewisham Hospital, answers our five questions. 'The NHS now means to me fighting, keeping it going. And love.' She and her community fought to keep Lewisham Hospital's services intact, demonstrating a level of commitment to their local NHS that many politicians and policy-makers find inconvenient or even troubling. But perhaps, her experience suggests, the power of ordinary people loving the NHS -- for its services and for its ideals -- can be a source of strength for the service, rather than simply a barrier to necessary change.


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