The NHS is the UK’s largest employer, with over 1.5 million staff who deal with over 1 million patients every 36 hours.
It was launched on 5 July 1948 by health secretary Aneurin Bevan at Park Hospital in Manchester, with the aim of providing good healthcare to all for free for all at the point of delivery.
70 years later, it is now one of the UK most beloved institutions. As part of the celebrations, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust decided to tell the stories of the staff who work there. They decided their project needed to:
- Highlight and celebrate the passion, skills and dedication of staff across the NHS Trust
- Be interesting to both NHS staff and the public
- Showcase the variety of roles within the NHS