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Thursday 5 July 2018 is the 70th birthday of the NHS and you are invited to come and join in the celebrations at Oxford University Hospitals. Thanks to generous support from Oxford Hospitals Charity from staff lottery funding, no NHS funds will be used.

NHS Big7Tea

NHS Big7Tea events (strawberries and cream) on all four main hospital sites - John Radcliffe, Churchill and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, Horton General in Banbury, and also at OUH Cowley.

70th birthday celebration cake cutting

70th birthday celebration cake cutting on all four main hospital sites and at OUH Cowley.

BBC TV documentary 'How the NHS Changed our World'

Special screenings in Lecture Theatre 2 at the John Radcliffe throughout the day (four screenings in all) of the BBC documentary How the NHS Changed Our World: The John Radcliffe.

BBC Radio Oxford's 'Tree of Life'

BBC Radio Oxford’s 'Tree of Life' with messages of support for the NHS from the people of Oxfordshire will be at the John Radcliffe near the main reception so people can write messages on the day.

Photo exhibtion

An exhibition of photos from the archives which will be on show on all four main hospital sites from Monday 2 July.

Public talk

A public talk by NIHR Oxford BRC Director Professor Keith Channon on Monday 2 July at the John Radcliffe about how medical research in Oxford has benefited the NHS. No need to book in advance.

Behind the scenes tours

Behind the scenes tours of three different research facilities organised by the BRC – the AVIC tour and the Jenner Institute tour are open to the public and the WIN tour is for local schools.

Oxfordshire NHS Retirement Fellowship charity walk

The Oxfordshire NHS Retirement Fellowship has organised a walk to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS on 5 July, starting from the John Radcliffe Hospital at 11.30am and taking in the Warneford, Churchill and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. Current staff, students and members of the public are welcome to join them on part or all of the route, with all funds raised going to Oxford Hospitals Charity for projects that support staff wellbeing.


Full details of the NHS 70th birthday events are available on the OUH website.