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Happy 70th Birthday to the NHS

70 years of Mental Healthcare at the NHS 

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NHS 70th birthday celebrations at HPFT

HPFT is marking the 70th birthday of the NHS in style this month with a celebratory concert from the HPFT choir on 4 July and a walk for Windrush on 13 July. Service users, carers, volunteers and staff will also be enjoying cakes and raising a cuppa at tea parties taking place throughout the Trust. Read more...

Tea parties at The Trust

Service users, relatives, volunteers, carers and staff are raising a cuppa to the NHS to celebrate it's 70th year:

Staff enjoying the party at Logandene


The heat was on for our Windrush 70 walk

HPFT’s Walk for NHS70 Windrush event on Friday 13 July saw an enthusiastic group complete a 12K route from Waverley Road in St Albans to the Colonnades in Hatfield in hot and humid temperatures of around 30 degrees.    

Windrush Walks are the brainchild of Yvonne Coghill OBE, Director of WRES at NHS England. HPFT was delighted to host and welcome her on the walk, together with Baljit Kaur, Workforce Race Equality Standard Programmes Manager also from NHS England.

More NHS70 news...

Celebrating with an NHS 70th birthday song at HPFT

A song written to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS entitled, “We Will Overcome” was written by a nurse who coordinates the Trainee Nursing Associate Programme for Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT). Read more...

Outstanding integrated diabetes care wins regional NHS70 Parliamentary Award

An initiative focusing on caring for the emotional wellbeing of people living with diabetes in tandem with their physical needs has been announced a regional champion at the prestigious NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, in the Excellence in Mental Health Care category. Read more...

Fountain goes blue for NHS 70th birthday pledge campaign

Welwyn Garden City’s landmark Coronation fountain has turned blue for July to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS.

The water feature in Parkway is running an eye-catching shade of azure from Monday 2 July, ahead of the National Health Service’s big birthday on Thursday 5 July 2018. Read more...

Make a pledge to help the NHS

Why not go online at www.healthierfuture.org.uk/nhs70 and make a pledge to help the NHS this year?You could get active, start volunteering, give blood, or quit smoking – these are just a few suggestions.

Descendant of NHS founder is proud to work for the NHS  


The great grand niece of Nye Bevan, Minister for Health in 1948 who spear-headed the creation of the NHS has just started working at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) as a healthcare assistant. Read more...

Keeping it in the family

“Acts of kindness can make an enormous difference to someone’s well-being”

Belinda Clayton is working at Lambourn Grove and never envisaged working for the NHS, let alone in the field of mental health. With her two children at university and 27 years after graduating in French at university, she said: “I find myself at an incredibly exciting time of life. My new career has led me to an area I had never thought of exploring.” Read more...


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