This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the NHS.
In 1948 for the first time hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists came together under one service available to everyone according to need, free at the point of use. The NHS was born.
BBC - The NHS at 70: A timeline in pictures
Congratulations to Rose Bennett, a cleaner at St James Hospital Milton, who has been recognised for her dedication with an NHS ‘Health Heroes’ award for Lifetime Achievement. Rose has worked at St James for 46 years and in that time has kept the premises clean, improving the lives and helping the recovery of tens of thousands of patients. The Chief Executive of NHS England Sir Simon Stevens presented the award to Rose at a special ceremony. Portsmouth News - Portsmouth NHS cleaner scoops top award
Last night the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth Harbour was lit in blue to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the NHS.
On Thursday Healthwatch Portsmouth joined the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, local NHS organisations, staff, school children and members of the public in a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the NHS. Portsmouth News - Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square is taken over for a healthy party for NHS70
Aardman Animations have produced a special animation to celebrate NHS70 https://www.nhs70.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Aardman-Studios-NHS-Birthday-Animation.mp4
On Thursday night, 5 July 2018, over 100 buildings across the UK will shine blue to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the NHS. In Portsmouth look out for the Spinnaker Tower which will shine blue to celebrate NHS70 NHS Confederation - #lightupblue