Today, 5 July 2018, marks the 70th birthday of the “jewel in Great Britain’s crown,” the NHS. Founded in 1948, three years after the end of the Second World War, the National Health Service was one of the first major social reforms following the War, and was founded on the basis that all services should be comprehensive, universal, and free at the point of delivery.

Born out of Clement Atlee’s post-war government, the Health Minister Aneurin “Nye” Bevan led the charge in ensuring that everyone in Britain was able to get health care based on their need, not their ability to pay for it.

In its 70 years of existence, the NHS has undergone many changes – from the devolution of health services to their respective national governments to Brexit funding worries – but it remains one of the most well-respected cornerstones of Great Britain.

Here are some of our favourite tweets about the NHS, celebrating its birthday:

Happy birthday, NHS – this one’s for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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