NHS 75

On 5 July 2023, the NHS will mark 75 years of service. We will be celebrating this milestone by showcasing the best of the NHS and encouraging as many of you as possible to join us with NHS 75 activities.

About NHS 75

5 July 2023 marks 75 years of the National Health Service.

Treating over a million people a day in England, the NHS touches all of our lives. When it was founded in 1948, the NHS was the first universal health system to be available to all, free at the point of delivery. Today, nine in 10 people agree that healthcare should be free of charge, more than four in five agree that care should be available to everyone, and that the NHS makes them most proud to be British.

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Get involved with the NHS BirthdayHave Your Say! 
As part of the NHS Birthday we’ve launched a short survey to help us gain a greater understanding of what is important to our communities when it comes to accessing health and care services. You can complete the survey online here. The closing date for this survey is Sunday 16th July 2023. 
If you require this questionnaire in an alternative format (including large print or alternative languages), or if you require additional support to complete this questionnaire, please contact: 01482 672156 or email: hnyicb.communications@nhs.net

NHS@75 – Engagement to shape the future

Such a significant moment in history provided the ideal opportunity to reflect on the importance of the healthcare services which our NHS provides, whilst acknowledging the challenges it faces and looking at how it will develop over the coming years.

The NHS@75 project was launched in Spring 2023 by the NHS Assembly, to help shape the future of the NHS through a collaborative conversation with the people it touches. The NHS Assembly brings together individuals from across health and care to provide advice to NHS England’s board.

We shaped our conversations around three key questions: How far has the NHS come in 75 years? Where is it now? What would you like from it in the future? To name a few, we had these discussions with GPs, local authority colleagues, Public Health leads, public networks and the voluntary sector.

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Parkrun for the NHS

To commemorate its 75th anniversary, the NHS is collaborating with parkrun UK to encourage staff, volunteers and local communities to participate in the ‘parkrun for the NHS’.

The events will take place on Saturday 8 July and will not only recognise the immense contribution of the NHS to the nation’s health, but also celebrates the dedicated individuals who have shaped the service over the years.

‘parkrun for the NHS’ is open to everyone – people can walk, jog, run or volunteer to get involved – and participants are encouraged to wear in the NHS’s trademark blue or fancy dress.

Numerous local NHS teams will be present at their respective parkrun events, providing valuable information and highlighting ways that communities can support the service. Find your local NHS parkrun here

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