NHS70

The NHS turned 70 on 5 July 2018. Here are just a few of the highlights from our celebrations to mark the occasion.

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BBC1 documentary: Celebrities on the NHS Frontline

Stacey Dooley and Jonnie Peacock, who starred in BBC 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

Frances Gompertz Young

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’.

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

Twinning ward in 1950

We shared on Twitter some fantastic images from our archive, including this image of Twining ward from 1950: