The NHS is turning 70 this year and NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group would like our community and groups to get involved. What better way to celebrate one of the nation’s most loved institutions than with a cup of tea?  We are encouraging our population to host an event to help stimulate a conversation around health and wellbeing, and how we can help keep our community well.

In particular NHS Vale of York CCG, your local healthcare organisations, council and community voluntary sector want to help break the cycle of isolation and create a community that can help to combat loneliness.

We want to support and work closely with our community to create a legacy. We would like people to share their pledges to show how they will help health and care services by telling us:

  • How they will improve their own health and wellbeing
  • How they will support their neighbours and local community

How can you get involved?

It doesn’t need to be complicated – simply get together and have a cuppa and a chat!

  1. Have you got an existing event taking place that you can use to celebrate NHS 70?
  2. Can you form a group or gathering – invite neighbours, colleagues, friends.
  3. Get some snack and treats (healthy of course!)
  4. Have a cuppa and a chat
  5. Tell us what you are planning on doing
  6. Share your pledges and updates via Twitter @valeofyorkccg , email , phone 01904 555 870

There are some NHS 7tea resources to download here:  or tips on how to plan a party and download materials:

Other ways to participate and celebrate: 

Come and join us at an event:

On the big day, we’re hosting an NHS Big7Tea party in the foyer at West Offices in York (1-3pm). This event promises to be truly special, with 1940s refreshments and entertainment on offer. This is a public event, so please come along and help us celebrate NHS70 in style.

There are also a number of events taking place across the Vale of York patch. If you host an event, we can add yours to the list!

Vale of York CCG hosts NHS70 community bus tour  

A healthcare-themed bus will be touring communities in the Vale of York in June as part of local celebrations to mark 70 years of the NHS.

The NHS turns 70 on July 5 and to celebrate the NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and its partners want to engage with the local community about their health and wellbeing.

The double-decker bus will visit various sites in York, Selby and Easingwold in the coming weeks, and members of the public are being invited to come along to receive healthcare advice, learn more about health check-ups or just to chat.

The bus will be at the following venues:

  • York – 1 June (9.30am to 1.30 pm) at Parliament Square and (2.30pm to 3.30pm) in Acomb Front Street
  • Easingwold – 15 June (10am to 12pm) in the town centre
  • York Monks Cross – 15 June (1.30pm to 3pm)
  • Selby – 18 June (10am to 2pm) in Selby town centre

Staff from the Vale of York CCG; City of York Council’s YorWellbeing service; North Yorkshire County Council; Healthwatch, York CVS; and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV), which runs mental health services on behalf of the CCG, will be on hand to talk to the public about a number of healthcare topics affecting the local community. 

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