60 years of the NHS

60 years of the NHS

2008

Huge strides have been made by both the health service and the nursing profession in the last 60 years. Nurses are no longer seen as the doctors’ handmaiden. Instead they are leaders and innovators in the service. They are diagnosing, prescribing and designing new services to provide more holistic care. All these achievements have meant a better service for patients – a feat that is undoubtedly worth celebrating.