73rd Anniversary

2021 marks the 73rd Anniversary of the NHS which was founded on 5 July 1948. 2021 also marks the 73rd year of social care services. On this page, you’ll find a range of resources to support you in marking 73 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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