Meet some of our volunteers
Name: Barbara Holt
What motivated you to volunteer for NHS at 70?
I wanted to volunteer for NHS at 70 as having worked as a hospital doctor I have an interest in the NHS and its history. I was also keen to learn about oral history taking and develop new skills.
What do you enjoy about volunteering?
The best thing about volunteering is meeting so many different people with fascinating stories to tell.
Why do you think the history of the NHS is important?
I believe the NHS is a fantastic institution which we often fail to appreciate and deserves to have its history preserved. Clinical practice has advanced so rapidly and dramatically over the last 70 years that it is important to have a lasting record of what things used to be like particularly from people who have experienced the NHS first hand, in whatever capacity.