NHS 70 Timeline

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS in Scotland, we wanted to share some of the amazing highlights of this pioneering health service.

With highlights including the discovery of Penicillin, the innovative work with anaesthesia and pioneering the use of antisepsis in surgical procedures – Scotland has been leading the way in medical advances for centuries. However, many don’t know that Scotland was hugely influential in the creation of the NHS and that the service has its own strong and distinctive roots in Scotland well before 1948...

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