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Our beloved NHS turns 70 this year. To celebrate, we’ve been talking to some past and present NHS staff to bring you insights from their experiences of the NHS over the years.

Hilary Tice, retired nurse

Meet Hilary Tice, a retired nurse who worked as a nurse for 40 years and was in charge of the Day Hospital at Christchurch when it opened. Read more.

Three generations of GPs

Meet the three generations of GP whose careers span the last 70 years. Read more.

Harry Cook

Find out what it was like to be a biomedical scientist 50 years ago compared to today. Read more.

Hilary Tice, retired nurse

Meet Jenny House, the hospitals’ Adult Safeguarding Lead Nurse, who has a nursing career spanning over 50 years.Read more.


Patricia Kerfoot

Read about retired nurse Patricia Kerfoot, who started nursing before the NHS was born.Read more.


Pip Holland, retired nurse

Meet Pip Holland, a retired nurse who worked at Christchurch Hospital. Read more.