Special events are taking place across Britain to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service. The NHS established a universal healthcare system, guaranteeing free access to treatment, regardless of income or status. But along with the celebrations come serious question marks over its future. Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports from Milton Keynes. … [Read more...] about UK: National Health Service marks 70th anniversary
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26 Jun From the section Get Inspired Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired/44614522 Read more about sharing. British tennis star Andy Murray has teamed up with the National Health Service to promote the benefits of exercise and physical activity. To celebrate the NHS' 70th birthday, Scotsman Murray, 31, will support campaigns which encourage people in the UK to eat healthier and get active. "I am a huge supporter of the NHS, but we all know it is under pressure," said the three-time Grand Slam winner. "If we can increase levels of activity as a nation, it helps improve mood, self-esteem and energy, but it will also reduce the strain on the NHS by keeping us healthier."Murray says he is "proud to be supporting Change4Life," a campaign by Public Health England which aims to help families make small but … [Read more...] about Andy Murray: British tennis star teams up with National Health Service to promote healthy living
A special thank you has been paid by Hartlepool’s runners to the 70-year-old national health service. The town’s parkrunners turned out in force for one of its weekly 5k events - but this one had special significance as it was dedicated to the NHS 70th birthday celebrations. Much like the NHS, parkrun is all about a community of people pulling together to do something for the benefit of others Josh Lincoln Staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust joined runs across the area to show their support, including in Hartlepool.Physiotherapists from the trust were also on hand at events at Hartlepool, Tees Barrage in Stockton and Durham to take part and to offer advice before the run and support after.Josh Lincoln and Jason Marsh, physiotherapists at the trust, took part in the Hartlepool event.Josh, who also came third in the race, said: “It was fantastic for the team to be a part of such a landmark event – celebrating 70 years of the National Health … [Read more...] about Runners give special thank you to national health service as Hartlepool parkrun helps celebrate 70th anniversary of NHS
Scenes from the Colney Lane NHS70 Parkrun. Picture: IAN EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY IAN EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY The 70th anniversary of the National Health Service was celebrated by almost 300 people who took part in a special parkrun at Colney Lane. Scenes from the Colney Lane NHS70 Parkrun. Picture: IAN EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY Hundreds of parkruns across the UK signed up to be part of the NHS70 event. So, it was appropriate, given it takes place just a stone’s through from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, that the Colney Lane run was among them. Organisers said 280 people had taken part in Saturday’s event, with many people running in fancy dress, 90 first-timers and 90 people recording new personal bests. More than 20 volunteers helped to make the event possible and staff from NHS and health charities attended to give out information and answered questions about how to stay healthy. The Colney Lane parkrun was founded in December 2017 and since then 1,476 participants … [Read more...] about Runners celebrate 70th birthday of National Health Service at Colney Lane parkrun
IT’S been a part of British society now for almost70 years, delivering world class health care to the nation, free at the point of use. Here we look back at the birth of the NHS and why it was created in the first place. When is the NHS 70? The National Health Service turns 70 on July 5, 2018. The NHS is the UK’s largest employer, with over 1.5 million staff from all over the world and more than 350 different careers. It’s budget for 2018-19 is £126.269billion. A brief history of the NHS July 5, 1948 – the NHS was launched by the then Health Secretary Aneurin Bevan at Park Hospital in Manchester – now called the Trafford General Hospital.Why was the NHS created and who did it? Before the existence of the NHS patients in Britain were required to pay for their health care. Some voluntary hospitals did provide free treatment but for most they had to pay directly for their care. Before the Second World War there was already a consensus that health … [Read more...] about When is the NHS 70th Anniversary? What’s the history of National Health Service, why was it created and whose idea was it?