The NHS has been part of everyday life in the UK since 1948. Covid-19 will stand as an extraordinary period in its longer history. The interviews we are recording now with NHS staff, patients, volunteers and carers during the crisis will capture personal experiences and reflections that will be valuable for policy, culture and research, now and in the future.

Find out more about NHS at 70 and our current programme of work during the Covid-19 crisis below.




For 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife discover stories from our Digital Archive that reflect the diversity of nurses and midwives and their vital contribution to every area of the NHS.
'I feel privileged to have listened to so many perspectives on the crisis, the NHS, our country and the response worldwide'.
The NHS is now facing the most extraordinary period in its history as it responds to the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. Please read our full statement here.