NHS at 70 is a national programme of work supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and led by the University of Manchester.
We are collecting stories and memorabilia from people who worked and were cared for by the NHS since its creation in 1948. Marking the anniversary in 2018, NHS at 70 will be collecting stories until 2020.
Everybody has a story to tell about the NHS and its unique place in everyday post-war British life. Patient or volunteer? Porter or district nurse? Dentist or surgeon? Cleaner or radiographer? Ambulance driver or receptionist? Whatever your NHS story is we would love to hear it.
We urgently need to collect stories from the first generations as they are now in their 80s and 90s. We also need to capture the experiences of many communities of patients and workers that have barely featured in NHS histories to date. This includes disabled people, experiences of mental health, workers from black and minority ethnic (BME) groups, support staff, trade unions, campaigners and the thousands of volunteers who work in the NHS.
We are currently collecting stories in Greater Manchester and South Wales and will be working in more locations across the UK later this year.
If you live in Greater Manchester or South Wales, get in touch now to share your story.
All the stories and memorabilia we collect will form part of the first Digital Archive for NHS history. Help us make that history by getting in touch and sharing your story!
For more information on the NHS’ plans to celebrate NHS70 visit www.nhs70.nhs.uk