Today (5 July), marks 75 years since the National Health Service (NHS) was established.
In 1948 the NHS revolutionised healthcare by becoming the first universal health system to offer free medical care to the entire population. It was founded on the principles of delivering a high level of service, available to all, according to need and free at the point of delivery.
From Europe’s first successful liver transplant, and the world’s first CT scan, to delivering the first accredited COVID-19 vaccine in the world, over the last 75 years the NHS has transformed healthcare in the United Kingdom and across the world. Health Innovation East have been a small part of the NHS’s 75 year history but is proud to support the development of great ideas into positive health impact. Our support helps the NHS to generate and implement innovation to strengthen and boost the NHS to improve healthcare for patients in the Eastern region.
Our colleagues share what the NHS means to them to mark the 75 anniversary of the NHS.
With the government and NHS England confirming their intention to relicense England’s 15 s (AHSN) over the next 5 years in May 2023, Health Innovation East will continue supporting our NHS partners in the East of England, helping to support the development and spread of innovation to improve healthcare.
Find out more about our commitment to supporting the health and care system across the East of England.
Through the voices of our partners and our expert staff, we uncover the story behind the impact, shining a light on our role in helping to turn great ideas into positive health impact.
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