We’re delighted to have been working in partnership with ‘NHS at 70: The Story of our Lives’ over the last 6 months - helping people who use our services to share their NHS stories.
‘The Story of our Lives’ is a national programme of work that’s supported by The National Lottery and run by The University of Manchester that aims to record the spoken stories of people who’ve been NHS patients, or who’ve worked or volunteered within the NHS since its creation in 1948. The recorded interviews will eventually form part of a digital archive that anyone will be able to access and will be a permanent resource of NHS history.
The team from NHS70 also ran an art workshop at the Charity to allow people to express their thoughts about the NHS in artistic form. Activities ranged from sketching medical artefacts (stethoscopes, blood pressure machines, etc.) to creating booklets of an individual NHS event. Those who took part also had the opportunity to make a collage of words and pictures that summed up their own vision of the NHS.
Some of the art work that was created on the day will be featured within the online archive which makes us very proud of everyone who took part!