Dozens of landmarks across the country will be lit up blue later to mark 72 years since the founding of the NHS.
Ahead of the health service’s anniversary on Sunday, people are being encouraged to take part in a weekend of celebration and remembrance.
People will be asked to put a light in their window to remember those who have died in the coronavirus pandemic.
On Sunday evening, households across the UK will take to their doorsteps for a nationwide clap for NHS workers.
A moment’s applause will also be observed before the kick-off of this weekend’s Premier League and Championship football matches in England.
On Saturday, major public buildings will be illuminated with blue light, including the Houses of Parliament, Blackpool Tower, the SEC Armadillo, the Shard and