Help NHS Tayside celebrate 70 years of the NHS!

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Staff from across Tayside are being invited to share their memories and photographs to help mark the 70-year milestone.

The NHS was created 5 July, 1948 based on the principle of healthcare provided free at the point of need, a commitment that remains strong today.

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NHS Tayside is dedicated to providing everyone with the best possible care experience, a service which would not be possible without the dedication of our staff.

NHS Tayside is encouraging staff in Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross to share their experiences and happy memories of health care in Tayside and tell us what the NHS means to them and their families.

Anyone who would like to share their photos can email them as a jpeg attachment or scan them to communications.tayside@nhs.net. The photos and stories will then be used at events and on social media to celebrate the anniversary.

NHS Tayside is also planning to​ host a number of events across sites to showcase the changes and advances made across the NHS over the last 70 years.

NHS Tayside would also love to hear how our staff are getting involved in the 70thcelebration and what departments and teams are planning in their areas.

There are also a limited number of anniversary toolkit packs available for staff to help them join in the 70th celebration.

If you would like to secure a pack, email communications.tayside@nhs.net to let us know what you are planning and for more information.

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Chief Executive Malcolm Wright said, “The 70th anniversary is not only a celebration of the NHS and its commitment and service, but also a real opportunity to thank the staff at NHS Tayside for their continued hard work, dedication and skill that they provide every day.

“The staff and volunteers across NHS Tayside continue to put patients first and provide the best possible services for our communities. We hope that many people from across the region share their memories and stories of the NHS to help us celebrate the 70thanniversary of the NHS.”

Chairman John Brown said, “The 70th anniversary is an opportunity to look back and celebrate the great achievements in health care at NHS Tayside and the difference the NHS has made to people’s lives. It also gives us the opportunity to consider how services will develop in the future.

“The NHS has delivered massive medical advances and improvements in health, meaning we can expect to live longer, healthier lives.

“We know that the NHS has continuously evolved since it was established nearly 70 years ago and so changes to services and treatments are happening all the time.

“In Tayside, we are already looking to the future and reviewing how services are planned and delivered to take account of the many challenges we face. Our doctors and nurses, and other healthcare professionals, are always working to improve services for patients and it is important that they take the lead in planning for changes in the future.

“We are looking forward to celebrating the last 70 years of the NHS, as well as its future, with members of the public and staff across Tayside.”

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