Getting Better: The Fight for the NHS

An entertaining drama based on Nye Bevan’s race to create the new NHS by 5 July 1948. Getting Better is a roller coaster period drama based on real political events alongside the fictional story of front-line tears, trauma and triumph at The Park Hospital in Manchester. As Bevan faces up to the establishment in Parliament, Dr Eva Callaway faces the same challenges – facing poverty, sexism and homophobia in a system stuck in the past.  

“Rhod Gilbert brings comic timing to a fine new drama about the creation of the NHS…. Getting Better could be beefed up into a perfect Sunday evening TV drama.” (The Guardian)


  • Rhod Gilbert
  • Kathryn Drysdale
  • Mark Gatiss