NMC wishes the NHS a happy birthday

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, Jackie Smith, said:

“The NHS reaching its 70th birthday is testament to the efforts and determination of nurses, midwives and all the other professionals who provide round the clock care and dedication to patients and families.

“The NHS rightly has a special place in the hearts of the British public. From the moment we’re born and throughout our lives the NHS is there to provide the care we all rely on.

“All of us at the NMC look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries to come and we will continue to play our part in helping this national treasure and its employees continue to provide world class healthcare.”

Our Director of Education and Standards, Geraldine Walters, reflects on 70 years of the NHS in her latest blog.

We'll also be sharing some pieces of nursing and midwifery heritage from our archives throughout the day on Twitter @nmcnews.


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