On 5 July the NHS will celebrate its 72nd Anniversary and this year the NHS is focussing the celebration on regular people who have shown the spirit of the NHS by caring for others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
One thing that has really been shown during the COVID-19 pandemic is that the spirit of the NHS is in all of us.
The NHS has been overwhelmed by the appreciation and support it has received in the last few months but we can’t take all the credit. Armies of volunteers have helped with shopping or checking on people. Neighbours have supported people around them and children have written to strangers in care homes just so they don’t feel forgotten. Without knowing it those people have displayed the very traits that make the NHS the nationally loved organisation it is.