This year marks the 70th anniversary of the NHS. The University of Manchester has played a leading role in the establishment of the organisation and training of NHS staff, and in medical research.
The University of Manchester is now hosting a national project called 70 Years of the NHS: The Story of Our Lives, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and based at the University’s Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.
Working with volunteers from all walks of life, we’re looking to capture the memories of the patients, staff, volunteers and campaigners who make the NHS what it is today, and to build a digital archive to be explored by future generations.
Find out more about the project and how to get involved at the NHS at 70 website.
In the meantime, here’s a look at just a few highlights from the University’s role in shaping the past, present and future of the NHS (click the image to expand).