NHS at 70

NHS at 70

The BMJ is running a series of articles and opinion pieces reflecting on the health of the NHS as it approaches its 70th birthday on 5 July 2018. As well as looking at what the NHS has achieved over the 70 years it has been in operation, The BMJ's coverage will also consider how the NHS might need to change to face the challenges that lie ahead.

Key articles

What is the greatest achievement of the NHS?

Since launching in 1948, the NHS has won an admiring audience the world over, and its endurance over years of reform and challenge should be celebrated. We are encouraging our readers to turn their minds to the past 70 years and tell us what they think are the NHS’s most important achievements.

cropped thumbnail of infographic

Have your say...

Click here to tell us what you consider to be the greatest achievement of the NHS


cropped thumbnail of infographic

The NHS at 70: Loved, valued, affordable?

How is it possible to sustain the NHS and retain its core principles? John Appleby and Kamran Abbasi discuss 10 questions on the future of the NHS

 

cropped thumbnail of infographic

The NHS can fly the flag in post-Brexit Britain

Raising productivity in the NHS will spur economic growth, says Mark Britnall

 

cropped thumbnail of infographic

Medical leaders have their say on NHS’s greatest achievements

Medical leaders from a range of specialties put forward their suggestions for the NHS's most important achievement

 

cropped thumbnail of infographic

The NHS at 70: the power of individual stories

Public passion for the NHS has built up defensively, in response to perceived threats under successive governments, says Jennifer Crane