Help us to celebrate our 70th Anniversary!

On 5th July 2018, the NHS will celebrate its 70th Anniversary and we want everyone to get involved - from patients and the public to our staff and our partners in health and social care and the voluntary sector, professional bodies, and unions.     

It’s a great opportunity to look back and celebrate 70 years of achievement in Scotland and the difference the NHS has made to people’s lives, and to reaffirm our on-going commitment to the founding principles of the NHS.

It will allow us to demonstrate the achievements and successes of the NHS and the dedication of NHS staff whilst acknowledging the challenges they face.

A special NHSScotland website has been created with fantastic content such as:

  • Timeline: An interactive timeline showcasing some of the fantastic accomplishments, milestones, innovations and breakthroughs that have been made in the NHS in Scotland over the years.
  • History:  How the NHS came into being in Scotland is a story that isn't widely known. It had its own strong and distinctively Scottish roots well before 1948.
  • Anniversary: 5th July 2018 marks the 70th Anniversary of The National Health Service. Join NHSScotland and its partners in celebrating 70 years of the NHS in 2018 and find out how you can get involved.

Use this link to visit the website

The website will continue to be enriched with more content as the anniversary approaches!

Meanwhile in Greater Glasgow and Clyde we are preparing to launch our very own website recording the landmark milestones and personal stories of staff and patients over the years.

We updated our website for the 65th anniversary and since then we’ve seen huge change and evolution including exciting new developments in clinical trials and research; the introduction of new robotic surgery and other futuristic technologies; the move from old city hospitals into the state-of-the-art Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children; the opening of several multi-million pound health and social care centres serving local communities; new and  modernised mental health facilities and massive investment in community mental health – and importantly the birth of six local Health and Social Care Partnerships.

We would love to include your memories and stories and photographs in this NHSGGC website so please send your articles or suggestions by email to [email protected]

In this 70th year of the NHS why not become a blood donor and sign up to become an organ donor – it’s our NHS and it deserves the support of us all.