Marking 70 years of the National Health Service

The NHS has changed a lot since its birth, but do you know by how much?

Test your knowledge by drawing in the missing information on the following charts. The charts give you the latest figure – all you have to do is tap and drag the dot on each graph and draw the rest of the chart back to 1948 (or the earliest year available), then use the “Show me the answer” button to see how you did.

Period life expectancy at birth, 1948 to 2016, England and Wales

Live births, England and Wales, 1948 to 2016

Infant deaths, England and Wales, 1948 to 2016

Percentage of the Great Britain population aged 65 and older, 1948 to 2016