People's History of the NHS


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I share a story on this website?

Anyone is very welcome to share a story or memory relating to the NHS. First you need to register as a MyNHS member. Once you sign in to the MyNHS members area you’ll be able to submit a story.

Can anyone become a MyNHS member?

Yes, anyone interested can register. This means you’ll be able to read other members’ stories and submit your own. However, we moderate all of these before we post them.

Where can I get help with submitting a story?

If your question isn’t answered here, you can use our contact page to ask us.

How much do I need to write for my submission?

That’s entirely up to you. You can write as much or as little as you like. If you have lots of stories or memories you’d like to share then you might find it easier to break them down and make a number of submissions.

Is there a limit to how many submissions I can make?

No. We’d be very happy for you to keep coming back with more memories.

Can I name people in my submission?

If you want to name other people you should generally check first that they don’t mind. If you’re not in touch with them, it’s probably wise to avoid actually naming them.

Can I name places (e.g. a hospital or clinic)?

There’s usually no harm in mentioning where something you’re recalling took place.

Can I complain about a health service or healthcare professional?

We want you to share your stories, and of course they won’t all be positive. But our aim is simply to share and reflect upon each others’ memories. We have no ability to deal with complaints relating to NHS services. You can find information on how to make a complaint with the NHS here.  Our project has no affiliation with the NHS, and our team members are not employed by the NHS.

Does my submission need a title?

It will need a title to be posted for other MyNHS members to read, but if you don’t choose one then we can choose a title for you.

Can I submit a photo or an object to the website?

We’d be delighted if you have photographs or objects you’d like to share with us, and we might even include them in one of our Virtual Museum galleries. We wouldn’t want you to part with them, but we’d love a copy of the photo or a photo of the object. To ensure we can  make best use of them we have certain requirements about digital formatting, so please use our contact page to let us know about your objects or photographs and we’ll email you to make arrangements.

How can I suggest a topic for the website or an event?

If there’s something you think we should be looking into that would help us understand the place of the NHS in British culture over the past seven decades, please do tell us.

Do you have guest contributors writing for the website?

We are open to guest contributors, both for our blog and our encyclopaedia. If you have an idea for a post or an entry, let us know.

Can I contact you by post or on the phone?

It’s easiest for us if you use our contact page, so we can get back to you promptly. If you’d like, we’d be happy to arrange for you to speak to one of our project team members on the phone. If for some reason you’d rather contact us by post, please use the following address:

People’s History of the NHS
Centre for the History of Medicine
Humanities Building
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL


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