The National Health Service is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out.
Well done to our EPUT running team, Nigel Leonard, Isla Sinclair, Adam Whiting, Freya Francis and Obi McKay, who took part in the NHS 70 themed Chelmsford Parkrun, 9 June. In true NHS style the parkrun was a family affair, being joined by Freya’s son and Nigel’s daughter.
What we are doing
Proud to work in the NHS
We have been asking our staff to make short video’s of themselves saying why they are proud to be a part of the NHS. Contact the Communications team for more information on how your team could get involved.
Our staff video’s can be viewed on our YouTube channel.
Some background information about the Windrush and why we are celebrating its 70 anniversary.
On 22 June 1948, the former German cruise liner Empire Windrush arrived in the UK, carrying 492 passengers from the West Indies.
Mainly former service personnel, this was the first wave of post war immigration with many of the passengers taking up roles in the NHS, which launched just two weeks later.
EPUT will be a part of the Windrush public celebrations taking place Friday 22 June at the Port of Tilbury between 13.30 and 18.00.
The event is free to attend, there will be speakers, entertainment, music and of course food!
Bring your friends and family and join in the fun.
Download the flyer for more information.
How to get involved?
More suggestions and information can be found on the NHS England website