Celebrating NHS staff and our communities this Thank You Day and NHS Birthday


After a hard 18 months, we’ve all got someone to say thank you to. Whether it’s our family, friends or work colleagues for keeping us going, to the neighbours for checking we were okay, the delivery drivers who kept food on the shelves, the volunteers who helped get the vaccine out, or the kids for learning from home – we want to get together to say thanks to them all.

Sunday 4 July is Thank You Day, and we’re joining our partner organisations across Northamptonshire to say thank you to those who supported NHFT staff and public sector colleagues throughout the pandemic.

You may also want to get involved in Thank You Day by taking the time to thank those that have helped and supported you during the pandemic. If you would like to say thank you our teams, volunteers or colleagues – you can provide your comments through IWantGreatCare, click here to find out more. Children can join in too by completing a special children’s colouring card – click here to download the thank you e-card and children’s colouring card. For more information about Thank You Day, visit: www.thankyouday.org.uk

Toby Sanders, Chief Executive of NCCG, said: “The Thank You Day and NHS Birthday provide us with an opportunity to reflect on the achievements, difficulties and sacrifices we have made over the last 18 months. Communities across the county have come together to support the NHS, and we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to you.”

To carry on our celebrations, on Monday 5 July, people across the country will mark the 73rd birthday of our NHS. This is a significant annual event to recognise the vital importance of the NHS, and the difference all NHS colleagues make every day for patients and service users.

Across the country people will be joining a nation-wide tea party to celebrate the NHS birthday. We would like to encourage you to join in and #RaiseACuppaTo to NHS colleagues, everyone who has worked throughout the pandemic and our communities. Click here to find out more about the NHS Birthday.