NHS70: Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is organising several events to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS this summer – and needs your help to make them as memorable as possible.

Donate 1,000 miles to the NHS

Staff from the NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have pledged to donate thousands of miles of exercise and physical activity to the help the NHS this year.

Staff members hope to improve their health by taking part in regular physical activity throughout 2018 as a collective birthday present to the NHS, which turns 70 tomorrow (Thursday 5 July).

They will be logging miles earned from regular activity – walking, running, cycling, swimming or other activity (everything counts) – and will also participate in a series of specially organised sport activities, including gym challenges, group walks and more.

Click here to find out how you can get involved.

5 July NHS70 birthday celebration

The CCG is holding a 1940s-themed event to celebrate 70 years of the NHS on 5 July – and you’re all invited to take part in the celebrations.

To mark the 70th birthday of the NHS on Thursday 5 July, the CCG is hosting a 1940s-themed celebration between 1pm and 3pm in the reception at West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA.

Members of the public are invited along to join in with the celebrations, which will include food, music and other attractions. Click here for more information.

Join our NHS70 community bus tour

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and its partners want to engage with the local community about their health and wellbeing.

The double-decker bus will visit various sites in York, Selby and Easingwold in the coming weeks, and members of the public are being invited to come along to receive healthcare advice, learn more about health check-ups or just to chat.

The bus will be at the following venues:

  • York - 1 June (9.30am to 1.30 pm) at Parliament Square and (2.30pm to 3.30pm) in Acomb Front Street
  • Easingwold - 15 June (10am to 12pm) in the town centre
  • York Monks Cross - 15 June (1.30pm to 3pm)
  • Selby - 18 June (10am to 2pm) in Selby town centre

For more information click here

Sign our giant NHS70 birthday card

The NHS, one of Britain’s most treasured institutions, turns 70 on 5 July and the NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has created a 4ft high birthday card to mark the occasion.

In the weeks leading up to the 70th birthday, the birthday card will be touring all four corners of the Vale of York so people can sign their names or write their messages to express what the NHS means to them and their families.

The card’s first public appearance takes place today (Friday 1 June) in Parliament Street in York city centre between 9.30am and 1pm, before moving on to Acomb (Front Street) between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Members of the public can also sign the card in the foyer at West Offices, Station Rise on Monday 11 June between 10am and 2pm.

The card is scheduled to visit Easingwold (15 June) and Selby (18 June), before rounding off its journey across the Vale of York at the CCG’s 1940s-themed NHS70 birthday party at West Offices in York city centre on 5 July.

The card will visit several other locations across the city and the Vale of York during June. Check out this page, or the CCG's Twitter account @ValeofYorkCCG, for more details.

For more information click here

Other events

The CCG is organising plenty of events throughout the Vale of York to mark this special occasion, and would like to invite you to take part in these and hold celebratory events of your own too.

Event Date Venue
NHS70 Tea Party (led by Explore York) 4 July (2.30 to 3.30pm) York Explore Library 
NHS70 Tea Party (led by Explore York)                                            4 July (10:30am to 12pm)        Tang Hall Library 
NHS70 Tea Party (led by Explore York) 5 July (12.30 to 2pm) Acomb Library
NHS70 Tea Party (led by Explore York) 5 July (2.30 to 3.30pm) Clifton Library 
NHS70 and fundraising day (led by Friends of Selby Hospital) 7 July (1.30 to 4pm) Selby War Memorial Hospital, Doncaster Road, Selby

For more information, visit: www.england.nhs.uk/nhs70

Check out of Twitter and YouTube channels for more information and coverage of our NHS70 events.