#NHS70 Hub

On 5 July 2018, the NHS will celebrate its 70th birthday. 

As one of Britain’s most loved institutions, we know people across the country will want to wish it a very happy birthday.  It is also a perfect time to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work and commitment of staff throughout the service, as well as volunteers, charities and many others.

Join us at the #NHS70 Hub to hear the latest on national, regional and local plans to mark this major NHS milestone, as well as to get ideas for what you could do in your own area.

We have a fantastic speaker programme that offers inspiration to you and your organisation on how to celebrate the occasion, with sessions on running open days and successful staff awards.

We’ll be looking back at the history of the NHS, with Kevin Brown, Trust Archivist and Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum Curator, Imperial College, including the major milestones that have made it what it is.

There will also be a focus on the people who brought it into being, Like 87 year old Ethel Armstrong who was one of the NHS’s first employees, joining as a cadet in 1948, as well as the key figures who have shaped it over the years.

We’ll also be exploring the future of the NHS with experts like Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation, NHS England to predict what it will look like in the next 70 years – 2088.

For more information about plans to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday, visit www.england.nhs.uk/NHS70.  Alternatively, you can email us england.nhs70@nhs.net

This year, the #NHS70 Hub is sponsored by APS Group

 

 

 

 

#NHS70 Speaker Timetable

Monday 11 September

Times Session Title Speakers Session Focus
9.30 – 10.15 Empowering people and communities: volunteering and the future of the NHS Kristen Stephenson, Volunteering Development Manager, National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

Jim Smith, Volunteer Manager, NHS England

@KristenVols @NCVO

The NHS’s 70th birthday is an ideal opportunity to encourage people and communities to give up their time and volunteer for the NHS.

This session focuses on how volunteering can help deliver the vision for the future of the NHS, including identifying key strategic and policy drivers for developing volunteering

10.15am to 11.00am Key challenges facing NHS leaders Samantha Jones, NHS leader and Chair, Mulberry Group

@SamanthaJNHS

As the NHS turns 70, strong leadership is vital to overcome future challenges, from developing a workforce that meets the needs of local people to supporting staff and maintaining morale.

This session looks at the key challenges that the health and care sector may face over the next 70 years.

11.00am to 11.45am The jewel in the post-war crown: a retrospective for celebration of the 70th birthday of the NHS Kevin Brown, Trust Archivist and Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum Curator, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

@KBrownHistorian @ImperialNHS

Since its inauguration on 5 July 1948, the NHS has been a source of pride.

This session looks at changes in health, medicine and nursing and how increasing demand and the rising cost of medicine has brought new pressures.

The past can explain the present and inspire the future.

11.45am to 12.30pm

 

Developing partnerships with the voluntary sector to increase volunteering to improve the experience of patients and staff Mike Buonaiuto, Founder, Shape History

@Mike_Shapes @ShapeHistory

 

The NHS’s 70th birthday is an ideal opportunity to encourage people to give up their time and volunteer for the NHS.  This session focuses on the increasing role that charities and the voluntary sector can play in supporting NHS organisations to improve the experience of patients and staff through volunteering.
12.30pm to 1.15pm

 

Working in the NHS in 1948 – what was it like?

 

Ethel Armstrong, former NHS cadet, nurse and radiographer Ethel is 87 and was one of the NHS’s first employees, joining as a cadet in 1948.  Hear first-hand from Ethel as she talks about what it was like working for the NHS on day one and how things changed over her career.

Supported by NHS Retirement Fellowship (www.nhsrf.org.uk).

1.15pm to 2.00pm Digital innovation in the future NHS Tara Donnelly, Chief Executive, Health Innovation Network

@Tara_donnelly1 @HINSouthLondon

As the NHS turns 70, digital innovations are key to its future.

This session looks at how digital innovations are beginning to be scaled across health and care services and exploring the innovations already in place across the NHS, and what we need to do to expand them more widely.

2.00pm to 2.45pm

 

Where technology is taking the NHS

 

Dr Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation, NHS England

@DrTonyYoung @NHS_Innovation

Technology has played a key role in the 70 year history of the NHS.

This session takes a ‘Tomorrow’s World’ look at the technology we might see over the next 70 years.

Can the NHS keep up with other sectors and how can it is best prepared for the future?

2.45pm to 3.30pm

 

Open days … why and how

 

Amanda Nash, Head of Communications, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

@manickmanda @PHNT_NHS

 

On 5 July 2018, the NHS will turn 70.  To mark this key milestone, health and care organisations and partnerships are being encouraged to organise public open days.

This session will explore the benefits of hosting an open day and offer practical tips on how to do it well.

3.30pm to 4.15pm

 

The changing role of volunteering in health and care

 

Anna Lay,

Trust Engagement Lead, HelpForce

Desiree Benson, Young Volunteers Programme Manager, Royal Free Charity

@NHSBenefits @RoyalFreeChty

 

The NHS’s 70th birthday is an ideal opportunity to encourage people to give up their time and volunteer for the NHS.

This session focuses on the increasing range of volunteering roles and showcases a range of innovative ways to support NHS volunteering, which attendees can replicate in their own organisations.

4.15pm to 5.00pm

 

How staff award ceremonies make a difference

 

Jenny Stott, Head of Internal Communications and Engagement, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

@ImperialNHS

 

On 5 July 2018, the NHS will turn 70.  To mark this key milestone, health and care organisations are being encouraged to organise NHS70 themed staff and volunteer awards

This session offers practical tips on how  to engage and involve staff and volunteers, as well as how to get sponsorship.

Tuesday September 12

Times Session Title Speakers Session Focus
9.30am to 10.15am

 

How staff award ceremonies make a difference

 

Jenny Stott, Head of Internal Communications and Engagement, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

@ImperialNHS

On 5 July 2018, the NHS will turn 70.  To mark this key milestone, health and care organisations are being encouraged to organise NHS70 themed staff and volunteer awards

This session offers practical tips on how  to engage and involve staff and volunteers, as well as how to get sponsorship.

10.15am to 11.00am

 

Where technology is taking the NHS

 

Dr Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation, NHS England

@DrTonyYoung @NHS_Innovation

Technology has played a key role in the 70 year history of the NHS.

This session takes a ‘Tomorrow’s World’ look at the technology we might see over the next 70 years.

Can the NHS keep up with other sectors and how can it is best prepared for the future?

12.00pm to 12.30pm

 

The GP of 2088

 

Sir Sam Everington OBE, GP, Chair of Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group

@TowerHamletsCCG

 

GPs and primary care have played a vital role in the 70 year history of the NHS.  What will they look like in another 70 years?

This session explores what the role of a GP will look like in 2088.  The predicted changes to primary care and services it delivers.

12.45pm to 1.30pm

 

Open days … why and how

 

Amanda Nash, Head of Communications, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

@manickmanda @PHNT_NHS

On 5 July 2018, the NHS will turn 70.  To mark this key milestone, health and care organisations and partnerships are being encouraged to organise public open days.

This session will explore the benefits of hosting an open day and offer practical tips on how to do it well.

1.30pm to 2.15pm

 

Working in the NHS in 1948 – what was it like?

 

Ethel Armstrong, former NHS cadet, nurse and radiographer

Cynthia Matthews, former GP and consultant dermatologist

Ethel is 87 and was one of the NHS’s first employees, joining as a cadet in 1948.  Hear first-hand from Ethel as she talks about what it was like working for the NHS on day one and how things changed over her career.

 

Cynthia joined the NHS in 1961 having qualified in medicine at St George’s Hospital.  She was a GP in Greenwich, London and trained in dermatology in Bristol.

Supported by NHS Retirement Fellowship (www.nhsrf.org.uk).

2.15pm to 3.00pm The jewel in the post-war crown: a retrospective for celebration of the 70th birthday of the NHS Kevin Brown, Trust Archivist and Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum Curator, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

@KBrownHistorian @ImperialNHS

Since its inauguration on 5 July 1948, the NHS has been a source of pride.

This session looks at changes in health, medicine and nursing and how increasing demand and the rising cost of medicine has brought new pressures.

The past can explain the present and inspire the future.