Skip to main content
NHS at 70
The Story of our lives
User account menu
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.
Instruments of Change
Medical Objects, Human Stories - listen to voices from our collection bring to life objects with their personal stories.
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.
5 July 1948
‘When I was 8, Aneurin Bevan came to stay the night with us because he was going to launch the NHS...'
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.
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.
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.
70 Years of the NHS: The Story of Our Lives
Stories from patients, staff, volunteers and campaigners and items from our collections bring to life the development of the NHS throughout its first 70 years.