The 75th birthday of our NHS is fast approaching!
5 July 2023 marks 75 years of the National Health Service.
There are a lot of events planned across our Care Organisations and across Greater Manchester.
Get involved with the NHS Birthday
There are a wide range of ways for you to get involved with the NHS’s 75th birthday celebrations, from attending events in your local area through to supporting the work of the NHS, for instance by giving blood or joining the NHS Organ Donor Register. Find out more:
- Photography competition – for staff and volunteers
- School talks – for staff, volunteers, teachers and schools
- Support the NHS – for everyone
- Events and news – for everyone
Join #TeamNorthCare's celebrations
This year, we’d love you to join #TeamNorthCare to celebrate and say thank you by fundraising in your own way.
However you're getting involved, be sure to tell us what you're up to on social media using the hashtags #TeamNorthCare and #NHS75th.
HMT Empire Windrush
The arrival of the ship HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks in 1948, bringing more than 800 passengers from the Caribbean, is a moment that shaped modern Britain. June 22 marks its 75th anniversary.
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.
Share your stories
Who doesn’t love a big birthday to reminisce? We’d love to see or hear any of your photos or stories. Perhaps your first photo from your first job in the NHS? Maybe your family has an extremely strong connection with the NHS with many generations working within it? Is there a particularly unusual story about how you came to work in the NHS from another profession?
Do you have an inspiring story about how the NHS has changed – or even – saved your life? We’d love to hear more so we can potentially share your story/photos in our internal communications or on social media.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NHS 1000 Miles
NHS1000 miles is open to everyone – from local communities through to NHS staff and volunteers.
During 2023, people are asked to walk, run, swim or cycle (or a combination) the distance of 1,000 miles. That’s an average of 2.74 miles per day.
Participants are encouraged to keep a record of their weekly miles and are invited to share their progress on Twitter on Sunday nights at 7.30pm using the hashtag #NHS1000miles.
Participants can join a dedicated NHS1000 miles Strava group, which makes it easy to track your miles and to see how fellow NHS1000 mile participants are doing.
To mark the NHS’s 75th anniversary, NHS England has teamed up with parkrun UK and the NHS in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to host ‘parkrun for the NHS’ on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July 2023.
‘parkrun for the NHS’ is an opportunity for parkruns and junior parkruns and their local communities to acknowledge the huge contribution that the NHS makes to the health of the nation and celebrate all the staff and volunteers, past and present, who have made the NHS what it is. Thousands of people are expected to walk, jog, run and volunteer in NHS blue or fancy dress.
For all the latest information on ‘parkrun for the NHS’ keep an eye on the NHS England website.