Free Printable NHS Bunting – Thank You & Happy Birthday NHS

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Download this Free Printable NHS Bunting and hang up to celebrate and thank the National Health Service on their birthday on 5th July! There are 12 designs in this set of NHS flags that you can print at home for free! Hang inside or outside your home, workplace, care home, hospital ward, or anywhere that you want to display your thanks for all the hard work that the NHS provides our nation!

Free Printable Thank You NHS Bunting Flags

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Free Printable NHS Bunting

You will find the free printables at the end of this post, but first, a word about the NHS and the final clap for carers.

The NHS came into being on 5th July 1948, which makes they 2020 its 72nd birthday.

It was set up to provide health services based on three key principles:

  • that it meets the needs of everyone
  • that it be free at the point of delivery
  • that it be based on clinical need, not ability to pay

During the pandemic, we’ve all been clapping from home, every Thursday night at 8pm, to show our joint gratitude and support for our NHS workers who have become the frontline in the fight against the virus.

I lost my granddad to the virus, and I know that the NHS would have done everything they could to make his final moments as comfortable as possible.

Our NHS is so valuable, and I’m so, SO glad that we have it here in the UK. The work that doctors, nurses, medical staff, are putting in right now is immeasurable. Not to mention all the other workers in the NHS who are there on the frontlines too including admin, cleaners, porters, drivers, and so many more.

If we as regular citizens can give back in some tiny way – even as something as simple as hanging out this free printable NHS bunting to show that we are thinking of them too and thank them for their service – then it’s a good thing, wouldn’t you agree?

The Together Coalition have set ways that we can mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS:

  • On the evening of 4th of July, place a light (LED candle, lamp, or torch) in your window to remember those we have lost.
  • On Sunday 5th of July at 5 pm, it’s time for the biggest, loudest, [and final] clap for carers and key workers.
  • Immediately after the clap its time to raise a glass or mug and to thank our friends, family and neighbours. We have all had our role to play during the pandemic lockdown from looking out for each other, helping the vulnerable, or stay at home to protect the NHS. Chat to your neighbours (from a safe distance) or reach out to someone who is isolated, lonely, or stuck in another household.

The pandemic is far from over, but in the UK some of the lockdown measures have been relaxed, but life isn’t back to normal by a long shot.

Continue to socially distance, wear a mask, and to be mindful that the virus hasn’t gone away, just because we can suddenly go out and about more freely again.

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How To Use NHS Bunting

  • Download the free printable file to your device.
  • Using a printer, simply print as many of the bunting flags as you need onto white paper.
  • Cut out and then punch a hole in the top corners.
  • Thread onto ribbon or string and hang where desired.
  • You could laminate the flags before punching holes and threading onto string, just remember to leave a little edge around the flag when cutting out from the laminating sheets otherwise they will come apart!

You will find the download links further down this page surrounded by a purple box. Tap the purple download buttons to save the file(s) to your device.

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There are 12 different designs in this set of NHS bunting flags – you can mix and match them however you like!

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Free Printable NHS Bunting

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