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The chief nursing officer for England Jane Cummings has issued a rallying call to the nurses and midwives of today to help “inspire” future generations of the profession.
A cancer nurse and a group of community tissue viability nurses are among 10 projects honoured in parliament, as part of a special one-off awards to mark the NHS 70th birthday.
The enduring success of the NHS is down to the “brilliance” of staff, according to chief executive Simon Stevens who conveyed a “heartfelt thank you” on the day the health service turned 70.
Widespread shortages of nursing staff, chronic underfunding and an over-burdened health system struggling to cope – welcome to the new National Health Service in 1948.
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I am often asked why I chose to be a nurse, what it’s really like and what I would say to someone thinking about taking up a career in nursing. For me it was very much a personal experience. As a teenager my Mum was in hospital quite a lot; I used to go and visit her and watch what the nurses did on the ward.
Betty Smithson trained in the NHS at its inception. She shares her memories with Christine Fernando, highlighting how nursing has evolved and its unchanging core principle
A group of nurses who trained at Guy’s Hospital 62 years ago have been sharing their memories of strict matrons, daily uniform checks and exacting standards as part of celebrations to mark the NHS turning 70.
National celebrations at Westminster Abbey and York Minster on 5 July will pay tribute to NHS staff and patients to mark the health service’s 70th birthday.
Films that once played a key role in nurse training and attracting people into the profession are among a collection of rare archive footage being released by the British Film Institute to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS
An image of a steely eyed matron in the 1940s and nurses taking care of a glamorous training dummy are among a series of fascinating photos unearthed by London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust as part of the NHS’s 70th birthday celebrations.