NHS 70th Birthday - 5th July 2018

NHS 70th

NHS 70th

The National Health Service is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out.

Get Involved

The NHS Big 7Tea party

The countdown to the NHS’s 70th birthday on the 5 July is on. To mark the occasion we have officially launched the NHS Big 7Tea. GP and TV presenter Dr Hilary Jones is the face of the campaign and recently he poured tea for NHS staff and Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, in the gardens of St Thomas’ Hospital.


The NHS Big 7Tea is a partnership between more than 80 NHS charities with people across the country being asked to host a tea party on the big day and raise a cuppa to thank NHS staff. More than 800 people have already registered to host tea parties. We would like to encourage the whole nation to get involved, please register for your tea party pack


Calling all budding writers!

Can you write a fantastic poem about the NHS ? Or maybe about our hospitals, services and staff?

If the answer is yes then put pen to paper NOW and you could win a £50 Amazon Voucher and have your poem printed in the St Helens Star

Email your poems (they can be any length) to communications@sthk.nhs.uk

Closing date FRIDAY 22nd June 19, 2018

Ps the competition is open to all and there’s even an under 10s category so why not get the kids involved too?