72nd Anniversary

2020 marks the 72nd Anniversary of the NHS which was founded on 5 July 1948. 2020 also marks the 72nd year of social care services. On this page you’ll find a range of resources to support you in marking 72 years of the NHS in Scotland.

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While the majority of the population are now staying safe at home, our NHS staff and colleagues working across health and social care in Scotland are working tirelessly to save lives. Show your support by adding an NHS Scotland or Health and Social Care frame to Twitter

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This interactive timeline has been created to showcase some of the fantastic accomplishments, milestones, innovations and breakthroughs that have been made in the NHS in Scotland over the last 70 years.

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