Read blog posts from our partners and supporters celebrating our I Am Research campaign and the NHS's 70th birthday.


A chorus of powerful voices: How charities work to improve the NHS for patients

Carol Bewick, from the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), highlights the huge role charities have played during the last 70 years in funding and supporting research to improve the NHS. 


Why I'm thankful for research after one of the scariest moments of my life

Tina Coldham, chair of INVOLVE, writes about how a deeply personal experience has led her to be grateful for health and social care research and for the NHS.


Drug discovery: 70 years of pharmaceutical research in the NHS

As the NHS marks its 70th anniversary, Dr Sheuli Porkess, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer at the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), looks at the role the pharmaceutical industry has played in supporting our health service.


Celebrating 70 years of health research on the 70th birthday of the NHS

Research has been pivotal to improving care in the NHS over the past 70 years and will continue to drive improvements as the NHS progresses to its next big anniversary, says Dr Louise Wood, Director of Science, Research & Evidence at the Department of Health and Social Care.


A thank you to all research staff

As the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday, Dr Susan Hamer says a big thank you to health and care staff who deliver and support research on behalf of the NIHR. 


Blood donation: the lifeblood of the NHS

As the NHS turns 70, Petra Kiviniemi delves into the Medical Research Council (MRC) archive to reveal a history of blood donation closely intertwined with the birth of the NHS. Her blog is part of our I Am Research campaign to celebrate the NHS's 70th birthday.


Healthcare in 2088: how will research and innovation transform the NHS in the next 70 years?

Professor Mike Trenell,Director of the NIHR Innovation Observatory, envisages how research and innovation could transform the NHS in the next 70 years. His blog is for our I Am Research campaign, to celebrate the NHS's 70th birthday.