February 6, 1948, Public Assistance Journal and Health & Hospital Review

"The fact has to be faced that the education of the wartime generation pf schoolchildren necessarily suffered a severe setback…Thanks are due to the devoted efforts of teachers and all others concerned with the service that this loss was not far greater than it was. But the chance to repair the damage has been greatly increased by the outstanding success of the School Medical Service in defending the children from the worst physical and mental effects of the strain of the war years and in restoring to the nation from the storms, the crisis and the wholesale evacuation movements of that period a generation of adolescents and children not seriously impaired in either physical or mental health and indeed, in some directions, with standards definitely improved. "

Blob - An order in Council has been made naming July 5, 1948, as the appointed day for the operation of the National Health Service.