Hospital people

50 year reunion for the Nursing Class of '68

The NHS was launched on 5 July 1948, by the then Health Secretary, Aneurin Bevan, at Park Hospital in Manchester. For the first time, hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists were brought together under one umbrella to provide services for free at the point of delivery. To celebrate 70 years of the NHS, we've been hearing from some of the people who have helped to shape it.

Random Acts of Kindness

Clinical Scientist Beth Hoskins specialises in molecular genetics at GOSH. She analyses DNA tests from patients with rare conditions to test for abnormalities. When not at GOSH, Beth volunteers for GoodGym, a community of runners from all over the UK who work out while helping others.

She has clocked up 1,600 kilometres jogging around her borough carrying out 500 'good deeds', including running every week to see an isolated 64-year-old called Paul.