Events to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday

The NHS belongs to all of us and we are keen for as many people as possible to get the opportunity to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.

NHS and other bodies across the country are organising an exciting array of events, including open days, exhibitions, tea parties and much more.

They are a great way to learn more about the NHS – its history, plans for the future and to meet the staff who make it what it is. You can also find out more about how you can support the NHS, for instance by volunteering, supporting NHS charities or by giving blood.

What’s going on near you?

We have selected a few events to show you but there are many more.

We will be updating the programme of events on a regular basis, so please check back regularly.

If you are organising your own event to mark the birthday and would like to add it our website, tell us about it and submit your event.

NHS 70th Party in the Park

A celebration of 70 years of the NHS. Come and celebrate with a Party. We will be having live music with live entertainment. Children's activities, History display of the NHS. Charity stalls relating to health and health stalls. Come and have fun with your family everyone invited to celebrate.  

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The Health Revolution

On 5th July 2018, the National Health Service will be 70 years old. To celebrate this milestone the museum will be hosting an exhibition featuring material from our archives and museum collections, which will tell the story of Warrington's changing healthcare services. The history of the main hospitals in the town will be looked at…

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NHS 70 Tea Party

Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG is celebrating the 70th Birthday of the NHS by holding an NHS 70 Tea Party.  Local volunteers who help the NHS are being invited to a vintage style tea party with entertainment and to celebrate the past, present and future of the NHS.  The Mayor of Sandwell together with other…

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Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the NHS – An exhibition created by Art for Life

A stunning exhibition of black and white photographs of staff from Musgrove Park Hospital and Somerset Partnership have gone on display at Musgrove. The exhibition has been created as part of the celebrations for NHS70, as the country prepares to celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service on 5 July. The exhibition has been…

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NHS North West Games 2018

The North West NHS Games is an annual event to encourage NHS employees to come together to take part in a series of fun and friendly sport competitions.  Staff from any of the Trusts registered (see can take part – regardless of your age, ability or level of fitness. Initiated by the Walton Centre NHS…

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Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust NHS 70 Fun Day

Come and help us celebrate the 70th birthday of our wonderful NHS at our Fun Day on Saturday 7 July 2018. With a “through the decades” theme, each area will be sectioned into activities such as;- The “Foodie Forties” – including the “Rapid Relief BBQ Team” and a smoothie bike- The “Fun Fifties” – including…

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  • locationShropshire Conference Centre, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
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#NHS70daysofleaders campaign

The NHS Leadership Academy would like to ensure it touches on the important role of leadership throughout the history of the NHS and look to the future of the professionalisation of leadership at every level. We are launching a social media campaign to celebrate NHS leaders at every level of the system and encourage individual…

#WhyWeDoResearch Tweetfest

The #WhyWeDoResearch tweetfest is a schedule of pre-planned tweetchats covering various topics about healthcare research and hosted by both staff and patients. The aim of the #WhyWeDoResearch tweetfest is to involve and engage people in research discussions and to share opportunities for patients, the public and staff. To follow a tweetchat, simply follow the hashtag…

University Hospitals Plymouth Open Day

The NHS celebrates its 70th birthday this year. So our open Day on Saturday 16 June 2018 (10am-2pm) takes the theme of #NHS70 – the NHS past, present and future. Some of our many services will be showing what healthcare was like in the past, how it is now and what it might look like…

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NHS Big7Tea

Is celebrating the NHS's 70th birthday your cup of tea? Join us for afternoon tea to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS which is on the 5th of July.