2020 has been designated by the World Health Organisation as the first ever International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, it is also Florence Nightingale’s bicentennial year.

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While the majority of the population are now staying safe at home, our NHS staff and colleagues working across health and social care in Scotland are working tirelessly to save lives. Show your support by adding an NHS Scotland or Health and Social Care frame to Twitter

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This interactive timeline has been created to showcase some of the fantastic accomplishments, milestones, innovations and breakthroughs that have been made in the NHS in Scotland over the last 70 years.

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