http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/lo/countries/uk/uk_full.html1945-1951: Based on the tenets of the Beveridge Report, Labor proposes the creation of a "welfare state" as an alternative to a "warfare state." It nationalizes and centralizes comprehensive social security benefits, including unemployment, pensions, and free universal medical care. The 1948 British Nationality Act guarantees freedom of entry from the Commonwealth, boosting immigration to meet labor shortages.
The Military Hospitals should not have been cut down to zero and in a major conflict the NHS would not be on its knees,
So how do we ensure our guys get the treatment they need, in a timescale that prevents them being downgraded for a day longer than necessary?