Voices of our National Health Service

The Voices of Our National Health Service (VONHS) oral history collection was deposited by the project at the British Library in 2022. It is a permanent public resource for use now and in the future.

It is one of the largest health-focused collections in the world, and the only oral history collection that captures the unfolding of the pandemic from a national perspective. It contains more than 2,400 interviews with people aged from 18 to over 100.

The people interviewed were born in more than 50 different countries, and shared their experiences of the everyday place of the NHS in post-war British society for over 70 years.

Watch a short film introducing the collection: NHS at 70: Voices of our National Health Service (NHS) on Vimeo.

Information for contributors/accessing the collection at the British Library (PDF).