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NHS Birthday

Sunday 5 July is the birthday of the NHS and social care system.

2020 has been the most challenging year in NHS history. Those challenges would have been made all but impossible without the help and support of countless individuals and organisations around the country.

On Sunday 5 July, the whole country is invited to come together again at 5pm to applaud all those who have been helping us through the pandemic and recognise the vital community connections that continue to support us all.

On Saturday 4 July, iconic landmarks including the London Eye, Royal Albert Hall, Blackpool Tower and Wembley Arch will be illuminated in blue as part of tributes to key workers and NHS staff.

News and blogs

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Primary care

GPs and practice teams provide vital services for patients. They are at the heart of our communities, the foundation of the NHS.

Muddy fundraising

Cancer

Cancer outcomes have improved notably over recent years, including survival rates, which have never been higher.

Father and son

Mental health

One in four adults and one in 10 children experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do.