NHS staff will be part of the history being made this weekend, after being selected to attend events to celebrate the coronation. Two hundred staff will take part in the procession on Saturday 6 May in recognition of the dedication, service and impact of hundreds of thousands of NHS staff and volunteers over its 75-year history. On the evening of Sunday 7 May, 50 more NHS staff from around the country will attend the Coronation Concert, held at Windsor Castle. And over 400,000 frontline workers, including those working at the Coronation, will also receive a special Coronation medal.
Andrew Bland, Chief Executive of South East London ICB, said, “I’m pleased that NHS Staff will able to be part of these celebrations, especially in such an important year for the health service. Our dedicated NHS staff continue to work tirelessly to support the people of south east London and this is an opportunity to take part in a historic moment. I hope everyone who celebrates the coronation has an enjoyable – and safe – day.”
The Coronation festivities come during what is already a year of celebration and reflection for the NHS as it marks its 75th year, and the health service looks back on its achievements and the opportunities that lie ahead.
Our picture shows King Charles III on a visit to Lambeth in 2022.