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NHS teams across England have today (Friday 18 May) announced the individuals and teams they have chosen as regional champions in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. The champions – including NHS porters, volunteers, patients, chief executives and local council health teams – will now vie with each other for a national award […]
Olympic gold medallist and former nursing assistant Dame Kelly Holmes is urging the nation to get active in the year the NHS turns 70 and take part in a special celebratory parkrun. The sporting superstar urged people of all ages and abilities to join in a local parkrun for the NHS on Saturday 9 June […]
Health and care staff who have gone over and above the call of duty are in line for UK-wide recognition as part of the NHS’s 70th birthday celebrations. Patients, staff and the public are being invited to nominate employees that have made an exceptional contribution to patient care, health and care services and local communities […]
New category to mark 70th anniversary of the NHS. The call has gone out for entries for this year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards. The Chief Nursing Officer for England, Professor Jane Cummings, today urged people to nominate colleagues and teams, while also revealing there is an extra category this year to mark the 70th […]
Today, to mark 70 days until the NHS turns 70, NHS charities across the UK ask everyone to raise a cuppa for the NHS Big 7Tea on 5 July. The NHS Big 7Tea is a chance for people to celebrate 70 years of the NHS, recognise the hard work and commitment of staff past and present […]
England’s top midwife today praised the ‘extraordinary’ role of midwives who have delivered more than 50 million babies over the last seven decades and urged young people to consider the “uniquely rewarding” career. In the run-up to the NHS’s 70th birthday, Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent urged midwives and parents to share their stories, showing support for […]
NHS England is calling on patients, staff, medical teams and the public to nominate NHS workers who deserve special recognition for a Windrush 70 Award. The awards are being hosted to celebrate the 1948 arrival of German cruise liner ‘Empire Windrush’ at Tilbury docks which carried 492 passengers from the West Indies on 22 June. […]
ITN Productions and the NHS are partnering to produce a news and current affairs programme celebrating 70 years of the NHS. Drawing upon ITN’s 63 year heritage in storytelling, ’70 years of the NHS’ will be a long-form, online programme championing the NHS’s achievements since 1948. As well as looking back at the achievements and […]
TV doctors Rosemary Leonard, Ellie Cannon and Sara Kayat will return to the classroom to promote careers in the NHS and encourage young people to take up science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. As part of plans to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday, the media medics and other high-profile speakers have volunteered their time […]
Ethel Armstrong, 87, who was a nurse cadet on the first day of the NHS in 1948, today received an MBE from HRH The Prince of Wales. Ethel was recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours for her seven decades of dedicated service to the NHS workforce and for her involvement in the NHS retirement […]