The NHS is turning 70 on 5th July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to talk about the wide array of opportunities being created by advances in science, technology and information, and to thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are always there to greet, advise and care for us.
Over the last 70 years, the NHS has transformed the health and wellbeing of the nation. It has delivered huge medical advances and improvements to public health, meaning we can all expect to live longer lives, and it continues to drive innovations in patient care.
None of this would be possible without the skill, dedication and compassion of NHS staff, as well as the many volunteers, charities and communities that support the service and we’ll be telling these everyday heroes’ stories throughout the celebrations
To celebrate and recognise our staff, 70 faces at 70 showcases the diversity of our workforce and the amount of dedication that goes into providing outstanding services.
From IT technicians to domestic staff and specialty doctors, our staff share their unique experiences from how the NHS has made a difference to them and how they’ve seen the NHS help people to what they would say to inspire the future NHS workforce.
Read about their stories and experiences on the NHS 70 faces at 70 page.
Other ways to get involved
We can all play a role in supporting the NHS in this special birthday year. Trom tea parties, exhibitions and volunteering there are a number of ways you can get involved with our celebrations.