5 July 2023 marks 75 years of the National Health Service.
Treating 1.3 million people a day in England, the NHS touches all our lives, and today we cannot imagine life without it. As we mark 75 years of the NHS, we look back on the achievements of our organisation, as well as looking ahead to the opportunities we have to shape the future. 75 years on, the NHS’s founding principles remain intact as the NHS continues to innovate and adapt to meet the needs of new generations, always putting patients at the heart of everything it does.
From the midwives who help bring us into the world, the GPs and pharmacists who are our first port of call when we are sick, the nurses, doctors and clinicians who care for us in our time of need, the porters and cleaners who keep our hospitals running, and the hundreds of thousands of dedicated staff and volunteers in between – our people are the driving force in helping us do this.
We are elebrating this milestone by showcasing the best of UHMBT and the NHS, and encouraging as many of you as possible to join us with NHS 75 activities.
Joann looks back on 40 years with the NHS
UHMBT staff come together to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS
How Carol turned childhood dream into forty year nursing career
Patient inspires Gail’s passion for medical research
In pictures: Royal Lancaster Infirmary celebrates NHS' 70th birthday