The NHS turned 70 on 5 July 2018. Here are just a few of the highlights from our celebrations to mark the occasion.
BBC1 documentary: Celebrities on the NHS Frontline
We worked with the BBC on a two-part prime-time documentary.
In Celebrities On The NHS Frontline, Reporter Stacey Dooley, medical journalist Michael Mosley, Paralympic Gold medallist Jonnie Peacock and ex-politician Ann Widdecombe learn first-hand about the challenges faced by NHS staff at King’s, and explore what drives them to work as hard as they do to deliver outstanding care.
Catch up with both episodes on BBC iPlayer.
What the NHS means to me
To celebrate the amazing work of our staff, we asked them, "What does the NHS mean to you?":
See the all our NHS70 films on our YouTube channel.
Nursing through the years
We spoke to nurses who worked at King's when the NHS was created. They gave a fascinating glimpse of what life was like for them in 1948:
- Frances Gompertz (pictured) said working at King's was among the ‘happiest years of my life’.
- Maureen Rodger, Eileen Balding and Sheila Stephens spoke to us about their experiences working as nurses in 1948, and beyond. Eileen also spoke to BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, as part of a discussion about what has changed on hospital wards since 1948.
Guardian live blog
On the day of the anniversary, The Guardian spoke to a range of King's staff and patients as part of their NHS70 live blog.
Photos through the decades
We shared on Twitter some fantastic images from our archive, including this image of Twining ward from 1950: