This year the NHS turns 70. How will you be marking the occasion?
The National Health Service turned 70 on 5 July 2018. Throught 2018, celebrations continue to take place to mark the anniversary. The birthday 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 there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out.
What’s Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group doing to celebrate?
The early NHS – through the stories of former staff
They helped to make the NHS what it is today. Since its creation, Ethel, Edith, Joyce, Cecilia and Peter have seen our health service change and improve. Now, they share their memories with us in a short YouTube video:
Mandy's NHS story
Our Accountable Officer trained in the 1970s as a Physiotherapist, you can see here below how glamourous students were!
Read Mandy’s interview here: Mandy's NHS story
Jane's NHS story
Jane Foster-Taylor, our Chief Nurse began her training in the 1980s. Working in hospitals and in the community, you can see her picture below.
Read Jane’s interview here: Jane's NHS story