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 65 years.

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65th Anniversary

July 5, 2013 marks the 65th Anniversary of the NHS. This website takes an historic journey to show you how the NHS in Scotland has developed over the years. Take a trip through time to see how it has touched the lives of each and every one of us.

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65 lives

The whole fabric of our NHS is woven around the stories of people. As patients or members of staff - it is your stories which form the real history of the National Health Service. You can read some of these stories here.

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