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The NHS at 70: Your memories and pictures

NHS at 70 Image copyright Jo Williams
Image caption This is Jo Williams on the Labour Ward night shift at Perth Royal Infirmary, in August 1981, following the delivery of this little boy. Jo says she continued working as a midwife in Glasgow until retirement at the age of 58.
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The National Health Service is turning 70 on 5 July - and we asked for your memories and pictures from around Scotland.

Hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists were all brought together in 1948 to provide services free at the point of delivery.

Here's a selection of the photographs you sent in from the years gone by.

NHS at 70 Image copyright Mick Kettrick
Image caption Staff nurse Edward Kettrick sent us this group shot which includes his dad, Staff Nurse Ted Kettrick. Mick says his father - front left - was a psychiatric nurse at Roslinlee Hospital near Penicuik. He started as a nursing assistant in 1979 and qualified in March 1980.

There's still time for you to send in your pictures, telling us how the NHS has helped you or changed your life.

You can email your pictures to us at scotlandpictures@bbc.co.uk - with the subject NHS at 70.

NHS at 70 Image copyright Andrew Fenwick
Image caption This is Sophia, who was born weighing a pound-and-a-half. Dad Andrew Fenwick says they were fortunate enough to have the staff of the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow to guide them through a difficult time. "Although from this smile you'd never know," he added.
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NHS at 70 Image copyright Kate Taylor
Image caption A bit further back in time and this shot of student nurses at Perth Royal Infirmary in 1964 was sent in by Kate Taylor.
NHS at 70 Image copyright Christina Kennedy
Image caption Meanwhile, Christina Kennedy is pictured on the right here with her fellow pupil nurses, trying on their uniforms for the first time in August 1975. She says: "We attended Foresterhill nursing college in Aberdeen. I am still working in Peterhead as a community psychiatric nurse, 43 years later!"
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NHS at 70 Image copyright Arthur Taylor
Image caption These are Aberdeen ambulance crew members from 1969. "Long before paramedics and green suits," writes Arthur Taylor. Left to right are Angus Brechin, Harry Morrison, Bill Coutts, Alex Cobb and Arthur himself.

All images sent must be your own and you must have the consent of everyone featured for the picture to be published.

Please also let us know your name, where you live and tell us about what is going on in the pictures.

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