The National Health Service turns 70 on 5 July 2018! As part of the NHS 70 celebrations taking place, the NHS Leadership Academy is delighted to join others in celebrating the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise the everyday leaders who continue to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out.
NHS organisations across the country are marking the occasion in their own unique ways, and the NHS Leadership Academy would like to ensure it touches on the important role of leadership throughout the history of the NHS and look to the future of how leaders will meet the need of tomorrow’s NHS.
In the 70 day run up to the birthday, we used the hashtag #NHS70daysofleaders to encourage staff to share pictures, videos and posts of their NHS leaders as well as the qualities and values they felt leaders need for tomorrow’s NHS. The #NHS70daysofleaders campaign received over 900 downloads and reached over 3 million news feeds and accounts across social media. You can take a look through the photos and videos we received on Twitter or watch the short video below showing the pictures from patients and staff at every level of the NHS.
If you’d like to get involved, you can download a template below and share it with us on social media:
Template one: My NHS leader is… (573 downloads)
Template two: As an NHS leader, I will be… (526 downloads)
Template three: Tomorrow’s NHS leaders will need to be… (485 downloads)