We’ve all got personal experience of the NHS in some way or another. It may be through receiving treatment or supporting friends or family through theirs. Whatever your perceptions, there are a few facts we should get straight from the start. Now 60 years old, the NHS is a living, breathing organisation that continues to evolve and grow in line with the population. Our NHS is now one of the world’s largest publicly funded health services. It is also one of the most efficient, egalitarian and comprehensive.