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NHS 70th birthday events announced

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Thursday 5 July 2018 is the 70th birthday of the National Health Service - and everyone is invited to come and join in the celebrations at Oxford University Hospitals.

We are grateful to Oxford Hospitals Charity for generously supporting a wide range of activities and events to mark this major milestone for the NHS in Oxfordshire - no NHS funds will be used.

Patients, visitors, local residents and staff are welcome to attend NHS Big7Tea events on all four of our main hospital sites on Thursday 5 July. Come and enjoy strawberries and cream, and a cup of tea of course.

We will also be cutting NHS 70th birthday cakes.

For full details of locations and times in Oxford and Banbury please see

Other events taking place to celebrate the NHS 70th birthday include:

  • a photography exhibition with images from the archives, on display from Monday 2 July on all four of our main hospital sites
  • special screenings of the BBC TV documentary 'How the NHS changed our world' about the John Radcliffe Hospital and the Radcliffe Infirmary: there will be four screenings on Thursday 5 July at the John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) events including a public talk by BRC Director Professor Keith Channon and behind the scenes tours.

Details of all events are available at