Public show of support for NHS on 72nd anniversary – BBC News

The 72nd anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service has been marked across the UK with a nationwide round of applause.

There was appreciation for the work of NHS staff at a time of challenges unprecedented in its history.

Meanwhile the head of the NHS in England has said the pandemic has shone a “harsh spotlight” on adult social care, calling for it to be reformed and properly resourced within a year.

The government has said it intends to bring forward a long term plan.

Mishal Husain presents BBC News at Ten reporting from Home Editor Mark Easton, Medical Correspondent Fergus Walsh and Political Correspondent Chris Mason.

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