Celebrating world's first NHS Social Care & Frontline Workers' Day

Categories: School of Health and Society

The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK was launched on 5 July 1948 providing free healthcare to all.

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Since early 2020 the NHS has been put through its toughest test in its 73-year history. NHS, health and social care and other frontline services across the world have worked relentlessly to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that people were cared for and essential services remained open.

To celebrate, show gratitude and remember all those who lost their lives during this pandemic, July 5 (today) marks the world’s first NHS Social Care & Frontline Workers’ Day.

Professor Margaret Rowe, Dean of the School of Health and Society at the university, said: “NHS, social care and frontline workers’, have, and still are working in the most challenging of situations. It is with great pride that the University of Salford stands with our community, as we celebrate and show gratitude to this exceptional workforce.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who have played their part in Greater Manchester and beyond for all that you do, the hard work and dedication you have shown at this time of need is incredible.”

A series of national events have been organised throughout the day including a two-minute silence at 11:00am to remember the men and women from the NHS, social care and other key services who have lost their lives in the service of others. This will be followed by a toast to the heroes of the NHS, Social Care and Frontline Services at 1:00pm and finished with an organised doorstep clap and the ringing of church bells at 8:00pm.

You can find out more here: NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day - NHS Frontline Day

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