NHS 75

NHS 75 logoThe NHS was founded on 5 July 1948 as the world’s first universal, free at the point of use health system.

Seventy-five years later, those principles remain just as relevant today as the NHS continues to innovate and adapt to meet the needs of new generations, always putting patients at the heart of everything it does.

From the midwives who help bring us into the world, the GPs and pharmacists who are our first port of call when we are sick, the nurses, doctors and other clinicians who care for us in our time of need, the porters and cleaners who keep our hospitals moving, and the hundreds of thousands of dedicated staff and volunteers in between – our people are the driving force in helping us do this.

Read your NHS 75 stories

We asked colleagues and members of the public to share their stories and memories of the NHS from across the last 75 years. You can read the full library of stories or find them in our souvenir flipbook.

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