Your chance to shine

12 March 2018

A variety of events and media are being organised to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, with great opportunities to have your work recognised.

Parliamentary awards

The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards encourage English MPs to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday by nominating and giving national recognition to individuals and teams serving their constituencies.

The winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on the House of Commons terrace on 4 July – the day before the NHS’s official anniversary.

It is part of a range of activities being organised by NHS England and NHS Improvement to celebrate the achievements of the NHS and those who work for and with it.

MPs – with support from their local NHS, as well as charities and community groups – are asked to search for outstanding nominees who have innovated, impressed and made a real difference to how the health and care system provides for their constituents.

There are 10 categories, including a lifetime achievement award to honour those who have devoted their lives or careers to making the NHS better, both for patients and those who work within it.

A guide is available to support any individual, team or organisation wishing to submit a nomination for the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards – for more information, visit www.nhs70awards.co.uk

BBC4 documentary 

TV production company 7Wonder is making a new documentary series for BBC4 called The people's history of the NHS

This three-part series is a crowd-sourced history of the health service, told through treasured mementos and objects from both its staff and patients through seven decades of the NHS.  

Made in partnership with the University of Warwick’s history department and the Wellcome Collection, the films will uncover a 70-year history of the highs and lows, triumphs and catastrophes of the NHS, which together will paint a vivid and often conflicted portrait of Britain. 

Researchers are trying to speak to as many people as possible who may have a story to tell or an interesting object from the past 70 years. 

They are interested not only in stories from people who’ve worked in the NHS but from anyone with a fascinating tale or object related to their experience of being treated by the NHS. 

To see what has been uncovered so far, go to peopleshistorynhs.org or see the dedicated Twitter page at twitter.com/stories_NHS

If you would like to take part, contact the research team at peopleshistoryNHS@7wonder.co.uk
or on 020 3701 7599.

Your thoughts on the new-look CP journal

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