Celebrating 70 years of Nursing and Midwifery in our National Health Service (NHS) Scotland

Gillian Taylor, Siobhan O'Connor, Bruce Harper McDonald

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An enthusiastic team of nursing and midwifery academics organised a public exhibition and NHS Big 7Tea party on Thursday 5th July 2018 at Edinburgh Napier University’s Sighthill campus to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the National Health Service (NHS). Led by Gillian Taylor, the five strong team spent several months pulling together a fun filled day of activities for staff, students, health and care professionals, and the public to enjoy. With help from marketing, information services and print services in the university, the free exhibition entitled “Celebrating 70 years of Nursing and Midwifery in our NHS Scotland” aimed to raise awareness of the history and evolution of nursing and midwifery education, research and practice. In particular, they wanted to highlight the role of nurses and midwives within Scottish/UK society from the inception of the National Health Service in 1948 to 2018.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherUK Association for the History of Nursing (UKAHN)
EditionVolume 7
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019


  • Nursing
  • History
  • NHS Scotland
  • Health Service

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