Today is the 71st Birthday of our beloved NHS. Born out of a long-held ideal that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth.
The NHS was born on 5 July 1948 and for the first time ever, people were able to access healthcare from the cradle to the grave and for free at the point of use. It was the first time anywhere in the world that completely free healthcare was made available on the basis of citizenship rather than the payment of fees or insurance.
Today the NHS is the UK’s largest employer, with over 1.7 million staff from all over the world and more than 350 different careers. It is also the fifth largest employer in the world.
The NHS is there to improve our health and wellbeing and to support us to keep mentally and physically well, to get better when we are ill and, when we cannot fully recover, to stay as well as we can to the end of our lives. The NHS touches our lives at times of basic human need, when care and compassion are what matter most.
The NHS belongs to the people and today we celebrate 71 years and pay our heartfelt thanks to all NHS staff all over the UK for their hard work and commitment.
NHS £10,000 Birthday Giveaway
Our NHS Birthday Giveway is our biggest ever giveaway and features some fantastic prizes for our members. Over £10,000 worth of prizes are being given away including free holidays, vouchers and money-off, to weekend breaks, free travel and concert and festival tickets. We also have free breakdown cover, a free tent and cookset and even a pre-paid funeral.
Prizes have kindly been supplied by the following partners:
|AA||Gigantic||Red Letter Days|
|Benefit Makeup||Hotels.com||Skypark Secure|
|Body Worlds||Hotpoint||SSD Concerts|
|Buyagift||Koi Footwear||Super Break|
|Empathy UK||Lovehoney||TUI/Holiday Hypermarket|
|Enterprise||Murder 57||UK Breakaways|
|Fitflop||Pink Clove||Vision Express|
For more information please see our NHS Giveaway page and keep an eye on our Facebook Page from 9:30 today (Friday 5 July) until 8:00pm Saturday 6 July for more exclusive NHS Birthday giveaways. The closing date for entries is Sunday 7 July at 10:00pm.
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