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.
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
We were joined last night at our Annual General Meeting by Healthwatch England Director Imelda Redmond. Imelda gave a speech outlining Healthwatch England's strategy for the next five years and the relationship with local Healthwatches. Imelda then joined with Healthwatch Portsmouth Chair Graham Heaney to cut a cake to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the NHS.At the AGM we also heard from one of our volunteers, Graham Keeping, who outlined his experiences of volunteering with Healthwatch Portsmouth and the impact he felt he was having as a volunteer. Papers and presentations from the AGM will be available here shortly. [...]
Healthwatch England has launched a new campaign to encourage more people to tell their local Healthwatch what they think and help make care better for them, their families and their communities. The #Itstartswithyou campaign has the core belief that the more people share their ideas, experiences and concerns about NHS and social care, the more services can understand what works, what doesn't and what people want from care in the future. As the NHS turns 70, we're encouraging more people to tell us what they think and help make care better for them, their families and their communities. Thanks [...]
Congratulations to Rose Bennett, a domestic assistant at St James' Hospital, who has been nominated for an NHS Parliamentary Awards Lifetime Achievement award for her 46 years dedicated service. Read more at Portsmouth News - Portsmouth hospital worker shortlisted for NHS lifetime achievement award after dedicating 46 years to role