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Under the Knife

  • City Screen Coney Street York (map)

The film, ‘Under the Knife’, reveals the hidden story of the undermining of the NHS over the past 30 years.

Set up in 1948 in the aftermath of the 2nd World War, when the country was blitzed and bankrupt, the NHS had a stormy birth, but became the most valued and successful of all British Institutions – sometimes called: the ‘nearest thing we have to a religion’. It has contributed to improved life expectancy for everyone and underpinned decades of growing prosperity. It has withstood almost everything that has confronted it, over the past 70 years of turmoil and political warfare, until now….

Ken Loach describes the film as:  ‘a weapon in our struggle to save the NHS. Armed with the evidence so eloquently presented here, we can win this battle’

It is narrated by Alison Steadman and directed by Emmy award winner Susan Steinberg.

The producers are making the film available at 55 FREE screenings across the country.

This includes City Screen, York, on Saturday, 19th October at 11am.

 It is hosted by Defend our NHS York, and will be followed by a discussion with a panel including :

Rachael Maskell MP, Denise Craghill (Green Party councillor), and a Liberal Democrat councillor (to be confirmed).

Julian Sturdy MP has been invited.

Register for FREE Tickets at: or call: 0203 633 8577

Earlier Event: October 9
Askham Bryan College Gardening Club