NHS at 70 is launching a 12 week-long crowdfunding campaign today, 9 December 2019, to raise funds for our ongoing work focused on saving the history of our NHS.
The NHS has been at the heart of everyday life across the four nations of the UK since 1948. Capturing its history through recording the voices of patients, staff and the public across its 70-plus years tells the story of our lives through our shared experiences of the NHS. But the generations who remember its creation and early history are now into their 80s and 90s so this work is time-urgent.
We are working with over 160 volunteers across the UK to capture this precious heritage. The stories we collect will create the first Digital Archive of NHS history and enable us all to discover more about the place of the NHS in all our lives since 1948.