The NHS

Interactive tools, smartphone apps and podcasts

  • NHS history timeline

    NHS timeline

    Use this interactive timeline to explore the key milestones and changes to the NHS since it was officially established in 1948 by Aneurin Bevan.

  • NHS Atlas of Risk

    Atlas of risk

    This atlas will help you to put health risks and death rates into perspective. Using ONS data, this tool allows you to compare cause of death and death rates based on sex, age and region.

  • Military medicine photo essay

    Military photo essay

    With unique access, David Cotterrell's 2008 photo essay captures the entire medical process from point of injury on the battlefield to rehabilitation back home.

  • Military medicine timeline

    Military medical history

    Discover how military medicine and the extreme demands of war have driven medical advance and innovation.

  • NHS 60 video wall

    NHS 60 video wall

    Sixty years after the NHS was established we asked people across the country to tell us why it's important to them.

  • NHS 60 photo essay

    NHS 60 photo essay

    Explore a collection of 60 extraordinary photographs celebrating the 60th anniversary of the NHS.

  • NHS history of donation

    History of donation

    Donation is one of the miracles of modern medicine. Find out about the history of blood and organ donation, with this interactive timeline.

  • Health heroes video wall

    Black history

    To mark black history month we talked to the health heroes who are making a positive difference to the lives of others.

  • Patient choice in the NHS

    The history of patient choice

    Explore the history and origin of patient choice within the NHS from 1948 to the present day.

Your NHS Health Check

Millions of people have already had their free 'midlife MOT'. Find out why this health check-up is so important

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Couch to 5K

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Strength and Flex

Download our Strength and flexibility podcast series and get a free personal trainer

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