Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

On 5 July 2018, the NHS turns 70 - find details of how we're celebrating this here.

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.  

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be part of the NHS and to celebrate the great work and inspiring stories that have taken place over the last 70 years. More details will be coming soon on this page about events and activities, but in the meantime here are some ways to get involved:   

  • Send us your memories, photos and stories about the NHS and The Christie by emailing nhs70@christie.nhs.uk   
  • Visit the Oak Road display area to see our weekly themed displays focusing on different topics over a 10 week period. 

Launch Day – Sunday 20th May

70 Christie staff members will be tackling Manchester’s biggest running event - The Great Manchester Run. Click here to find out more!

Week 1    21st -27th May

Patient Experience


Week 2   28th May – 3rd June

Volunteer and fundraisers

Week 3    4th -10th June

The Christie staff

Week 4   11th 17th June

Men and Women’s Health

Week 5   18th – 24th June

Patient stories and the history of The Christie

Week 6   25th June – 1st July

Cancer Treatment

Join us for the launch of 'Dressed is best' on the 27th June!

Week 7    2nd – 8th July

NHS 70 birthday

Week 8   9th – 15th July

Recruitment & retention at The Christie

Week 9  16th – 22nd July

Innovation – Looking to the Future

Week 10  16th – 22nd July

Trust Open Day


Join in our celebrations on Thursday 5th July - the NHS's actual birthday. More details coming soon.


How the NHS is transforming cancer services

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

NHS 70: Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

Celebrating the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions

NHS70 staff celebration - radiotherapy play specialist

Celebrating NHS radiotherapy play specialists at Leeds Teaching NHS Trust.

The early NHS – through the stories of former staff

The NHS’s 70th birthday is a great opportunity to look back at the history of the NHS