Quiz: The NHS at 70 in Numbers

Nicky Broyd


June 29, 2018

The 999 emergency service was first introduced in London in 1937, then in Glasgow a year later. After the Second World War it spread to other cities in the UK but only went nationwide when all telephone exchanges were automated in 1976.

Today, when people need medical help fast, but don't have an emergency, they can call 111. This service was officially launched in 2014.


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