Blatchford Is Celebrating 70 Years of the NHS

Blatchford Is Celebrating 70 Years of the NHS

Posted on 5th June 2018

The National Health Service is turning 70 on 5 July 2018 and it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out. Blatchford would like to congratulate the NHS for 70 years of service.

A letter to our customers explaining that we are appointed as a supplier to the new National Health Service (NHS) in 1948.

A letter to our customers explaining that we are appointed as a supplier to the new National Health Service (NHS) in 1948.

Our relationship with the NHS is particularly unique and significant to our heritage. During the Second World War, Blatchford was involved in discussions with the Ministry of Pensions to determine how best to provide for the needs of air raid casualties and the war wounded returning home. After the founding of the NHS in 1948, the company was selected to concentrate on providing lower limb prosthesis and ever since Blatchford has been the most comprehensive supplier of rehabilitation services to the NHS.

Ours teams deliver specialist, evidence-based care to individuals in all our UK clinics. The service care model includes the provision of high quality individualised rehabilitation, a reassuring back up service and continuous education programmes on technical and rehabilitation topics. Our focus is entirely on the individuals and clinicians who use our products and services with our goal being to achieve greater individual confidence and success through the 400,000 appointments we provide annually.

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