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To mark the NHS’s 70th birthday year, Yvonne Coghill, Director of the Workforce Race Equality Standard at NHS England, will today (20 September) visit a London college to help promote careers in the NHS. Yvonne will attend St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College in London and give an assembly to over 200 students studying health […]
A nurse who started training in 1948 is among the inspirational people and teams receiving special recognition for their dedicated services to the NHS spanning seven decades. This year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards, announced at the 2018 Health and Innovation Expo at Manchester Central, were given to individuals, teams and organisations who demonstrate outstanding […]
Here is the full text of NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens’ address to the Westminster Abbey celebration of the 70th birthday of the National Health Service: “I was sick and you took care of me” That’s the reading we’ve just heard from St Matthew, Chapter 25. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, cites that […]
NHS chief executive Simon Stevens has today sent a message of “heartfelt thanks” to staff on the health service’s 70th anniversary, saying that the NHS’s enduring success is down to their “brilliance”. In the message shared on the NHS’s birthday, Simon paid tribute to the achievements of 1.5 million doctors, nurses, ambulance staff, therapists, porters, […]
Individuals and teams representing the pride of the NHS in England have today (Wednesday 4 July) been honoured in Parliament as a part of a special, one-off awards to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by IBM and Teva, were launched in February to recognise the massive contribution made by the […]
Today, as the NHS launches the biggest recruitment drive in its 70 year history, new research has shown the special place that its staff hold in the nation’s heart. Nurses and doctors top a public poll as the most trusted and respected professions in the country, according to research carried out for the major new […]
National celebrations at Westminster Abbey and York Minster will pay tribute to NHS staff and patients to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday on Thursday 5 July 2018. Participants in the Westminster Abbey service include Freya Lewis, a survivor of the Manchester terror attack suffering 29 separate injuries, and Dr Martin Griffiths, a leading NHS trauma […]
Tennis legend Andy Murray has announced a partnership with the NHS which will see him working across the UK to promote the benefits of physical activity. The first examples of this collaboration is his support of Public Health England’s upcoming Change4Life campaign and children’s physical activity programmes the Daily Mile in Scotland, Northern Ireland and […]
A mother and daughter who have dedicated their working lives to the NHS are amongst the black and minority ethnic NHS staff who have been honoured as part of NHS England’s Windrush awards. Winners of the prestigious awards include retired nurse Beatrice Akyeampong, who was recognised alongside her daughter, Dr Vanessa Apea, a sexual health […]
More than 85,000 people are expected to take part in a special parkrun UK event on Saturday 9 June 2018 to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday. Backed by double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes, parkrun for the NHS is the first event of its type. Staff from all parts of the NHS, from doctors to […]