NHS turns 70: primary care event

NHS turns 70: primary care event

April 20, 2018

2018 marks 70 years since the NHS came into being and events are being planned throughout the year to celebrate this milestone.

As part of the ‘NHS70’ celebrations, NHS England is running a 10-day event to highlight the role of primary care in the NHS, and community pharmacy teams are encouraged to join in. Between 20th and 30th April there will be a range of social media activity, driven by local NHS England teams, using the #NHS70 and #primarycare hashtags.

Anyone working in the community pharmacy sector is invited to help promote pharmacy’s contribution to NHS primary care both today, and over the past 70 years. We would love to see pharmacy teams tweeting their own experiences of working in NHS primary care and PSNC has created a set of tweet templates to help inspire you.

NHS70 tweet templates

Further digital resources, planned by NHS England, include:

  • A film montage about changing roles for clinicians in primary care;
  • Clinical pharmacy quotes as part of a series of infographics​ on Twitter;
  • A video blog (or ‘vlog’) by the chief professional officers; and
  • A blog by Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Dr Keith Ridge about a visit to Westbourne Medical Centre in Bournemouth.

These digital assets will be made available to share between 20th and 30th April from www.england.nhs.uk/nhs70/spotlight-series/primary-care, as well as via NHS England’s Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts.

Looking for more ways pharmacy teams can get involved with the NHS70 celebrations? Click here for ideas.



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