5 July 2023 marks 75 years of the National Health Service.

Treating over a million people a day in England, the NHS touches all of our lives. When it was founded in 1948, the NHS was the first universal health system to be available to all, free at the point of delivery. Today, nine in 10 people agree that healthcare should be free of charge, more than four in five agree that care should be available to everyone, and that the NHS makes them most proud to be British.

A celebration is being held at Westminster Abbey to mark the occasion. 

Our Chief Executive Cath Stanley has been invited to attend the celebration. Cath started her working life as a nurse, she worked in Palliative Care for Maric Curie before joining the Huntington Disease Association on 3 July 1995 ( almost 28 years to the day) and worked her way up to Chief Executive.

Cath pictured at Westminster Abbey on 5 July:


Cath said of the invite to the event, 

 "It feels an honour and a privilege to be invited to this fantastic celebration to recognise my contribution to health care."