The National Health Service turned 70 on 5 July 2018! 

This year is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are always there to greet, advise, and care for, us.

Watch our NHS70 video

We asked patients and healthcare staff 'how has the NHS changed over your lifetime?'  


NHS70: A clinical focus

As part of NHS70 we are talking to our clinical directors about their memories of how the NHS has changed over the years.

Here we talk to Dr Steve Thomas, NHS Sheffield CCG clinical lead for mental health, learning disabilities and dementia about his memories  over the years of working as a GP with a specialism in mental health.

Read Steve's Story here

We talked to Dr Tim Moorhead, Sheffield GP and Chair of the NHS Sheffield CCG, about the developments he has seen in general practice since he started 20 years ago. 

Read Tim's Story here

We talked to Dr Anthony Gore, Sheffield GP and clinical lead for Delivery – Care Outside of Hospital, about the changes he has seen in long term conditions and practices working together.

Read Anthony's Story here

How you can get involved

We can all play a role in supporting the NHS in this special birthday year. Click on the links below some examples, and there's loads more on the NHS70 website.

The NHS in numbers

Watch this short video to see how the NHS has changed over the years.


More information

  • Get in touchWe'd love to hear your stories and how you are celebrating this year! Follow us on Twitter @NHSSheffieldCCG and let us know what you've been doing. Use #NHS70
  • If you'd like to find out more about how you can get involved with the NHS 70 celebrations, please visit the NHS 70 website.
  • Get to know more about the history of the NHS in England here NHS: 1948 to 2018 
  • Get the facts behind the headlines with NHS Confederation’s compilation of key NHS statistics, facts and figures 

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