Luton Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Luton Clinical Commissioning Group


Free photographic exhibition marks the 70th Birthday of the NHS in Luton

02 July 2018

News graphicEveryone in Luton is invited to celebrate the 70thBirthday of the creation of the NHS by attending an exhibition of photographs which depict the NHS in the early years.


The photographs are being displayed in the Well and Wise Space next to the main entrance at the Central Library in Luton town centre on Thursday 5 July from 10am-4pm - the exhibition is completely free to the public.


The prints displayed in the exhibition are copies of original photos held in the archives of NHS England, the Red Cross, the Queen’s Nursing Institute and the Luton and Dunstable (L&D) hospital.  They give a glimpse into what the NHS was like when it was formed, the staff who worked there, the equipment they used and the surroundings they worked in.


The exhibition has been organised by Luton Clinical Commissioning Group (LCCG) and highlights the hard work that has been put into making the NHS the national institution that it is today. It also aims tocelebrate the diversity of staff, and recognise the challenges that the NHS has faced and overcome.

Dr. Nina Pearson, Clinical Chair of NHS Luton Clinical Commissioning Group, and local GP said: “The NHS belongs to all of us and we are keenfor as many people as possible to take the opportunity to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.

“Across the country the NHS and other bodies are celebrating with anexciting array of events which are a great way to learn more about the NHS, itshistory, its plans for the future and thank the staff who make it what it is. We want to encourage the people of Luton to join in the celebration and come along and visit the exhibition on this landmark birthday.”


Notes to editors

About LutonCCG

Luton Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for planning, organisingand buying NHS-funded healthcare for the 240,000 people who live in Luton. Thisincludes hospital, community health and mental health services.

LCCG is run by GPs, nurses, hospitaldoctors and other clinicians – the people you see whenever you come into contactwith the NHS. 28 GP practices in Luton are members of the CCG.


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