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NHS at 71
Here we share voices from our Digital Archive that remember the NHS’ origins, capture the 70th anniversary celebrations, and reflect on its future.
Voices from the First NHS Hospital
Watch patients, staff and local people share their compelling stories of Park Hospital, now known as Trafford General Hospital, birthplace of the NHS in our short film.
NHS at 70: Valuing the rich history of black and minority ethnic staff
On the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush we explore the history of black and minority ethnic staff (BAME) working in the NHS through their voices.
5 July 1948
‘When I was 8, Aneurin Bevan came to stay the night with us because he was going to launch the NHS...'
World Stroke Day: Reflections from Rob Palk
Highlights from our NHS at 70 interview with Rob Palk (38), about his experience of having a brain haemorrhage and its aftermath
Voice of the week
Discover our voice of the week...
Mental Health in the NHS: Changes and experiences
To coincide with Mental Health Awareness week we delve into our Digital Archive to share stories from people about mental health.
Instruments of Change
Medical Objects, Human Stories - listen to voices from our collection bring to life objects with their personal stories.
Women, Work and the NHS: Balance for Better
Discover stories from our archive exploring women, work and the NHS to celebrate International Women's Day.
NHS at 70: Stories from Wales
From early memories of health care and pre-NHS experiences to the challenges of community care now, the stories shared illustrate the unique place of the NHS in everyday life.
Developing new services for patients: Sickle Cell Disease
Elizabeth Anionwu was one of the first nurses to develop services for patients suffering from sickle cell disease.
NHS at 70 – Community Reporter Films
These short films have been created by young people who trained as Community Reporters to both share and gather stories about people’s lived experience of the NHS.
The Story of Our Lives: Digital Archive launch, June 2018
Explore the rich diversity of NHS history through people’s voices. These are a taster of the oral histories recorded by our volunteers in South Wales and Greater Manchester.