About NHS 70

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

NHS England and NHS Improvement are working with a wide array of partners to mark this major milestone and we’re encouraging everyone to get involved – from NHS trusts, GPs, clinical commissioning groups and local authorities to charities, patient groups, unions and professional bodies.

The 70th birthday is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the hard work and commitment of NHS staff, profiling their skills, experience and successes, whilst recognising the challenges they face.

It’s also a time to look back over the last 70 years, celebrating key developments and breakthroughs, and to look forward and build confidence about the NHS’s long term future.

In addition, it’s a great opportunity to let people know about the many ways in which they can support the NHS – from volunteering and using services wisely through to giving blood and raising money for NHS charities.

Celebrations will start in January 2018 and will undoubtedly peak in July.