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On Thursday 5th July 2018 NHS celebrates its 70th birthday.

The 70th birthday is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the hard work and commitment of NHS staff, profiling their skills, experience and successes, whilst recognising the challenges they face.

NHS England and NHS Improvement are encouraging everyone to get involved – from NHS trusts, GPs, clinical commissioning groups and local authorities to charities, patient groups, unions and professional bodies.

It’s also a time to look back over the last 70 years, celebrating key developments and breakthroughs, and to look forward and build confidence about the NHS’s long term future.

In addition, it’s a great opportunity to let people know about the many ways in which they can support the NHS – from volunteering and using services wisely through to giving blood and raising money for NHS charities.

Celebrations will start in January 2018 and will undoubtedly peak in July.

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