The NHS is turning 70 years young on Thursday 5 July 2018. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the history and achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, but most importantly, the big birthday allows us to say a special thank you to all the extraordinary people that make SCFT so special. The NHS SuperStars who are always there to greet, advise and care for the local community.

Our SuperStars

NHS70 is a great opportunity to stop and reflect on what we love about the NHS. SCFT will be sharing 70 staff stories over the coming months, here we have some of our colleagues talking about what the NHS means to them.


Stephanie Fernando     




How you can get involved

Are you planning an event in your team or service to mark NHS70? We would love to hear from you, please include @nhs_sct and #NHS70 into any social media activity or email so we can help spread the word.

If you want any more information about the national NHS70 campaign, please visit:

We will be holding an Open Day later this year. Watch this space for more details coming soon!

We are encouraging all of our SCFT teams to hold NHS Big 7Tea events to help celebrate this milestone birthday. The idea is simple: get people together, retired colleagues, volunteers, patients, service users, carers, community groups or even your family round for a cuppa and share your NHS stories.

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Here are some useful resources to help promote your events, click the images below to edit our event poster. Why not help spread the word by uploading our NHS70 email signature into your emails.

You can download our NHS70 social media graphic to make an impact on Facebook or Twitter. Don't forget to use the hashtags #NHS70 #SCFT #sussexcommunitycuppa

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Extraordinary prizes for extraordinary staff

The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. The #NHS70 celebrations aim to recognise the contribution that NHS staff make to patient care. As a thank you to our extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes who are always there to care for us – we have over 400 tickets to give away to some amazing sporting events.

From Wimbledon to Wembley, Elland Road to Edgbaston and Carnoustie to Old Trafford, there’s something for all sports fans, including some very special prizes:

  • Wimbledon Championships – 35 pairs of tickets, on 5 July 2018, the NHS birthday itself!
  • Rugby League Challenge Cup and Super League Grand Final, London (Wembley) and Old Trafford (Manchester) – 50 pairs of tickets including a unique ‘money can’t buy’ VIP experience for a family of four at the Super League Grand Final – ONLY available to be won by a member of NHS staff, on 25 August 2018.

To take part, you need to be an NHS staff employed by an NHS organisation and aged over 18.

You’ll need to submit a few details including your name, job title and organisation, NHS email address and NHS payroll number/staff number/assignment number.

This can be found on the payslip of NHS staff, or by contacting HR.

Registration opened Friday 27 April and close at midnight on 5 July 2018.

Winners will be selected randomly. Specific terms and conditions apply for each draw if you are lucky enough to be a winner. Please note that the prizes are tickets only.

View the full list of prizes

Register via the national NHS70 website here.