As the NHS turns 70 this year, we’re reflecting on our own history, and looking back at how we and our products have evolved and grown alongside the NHS.
The arrival of the NHS in 1948 changed the way people accessed healthcare, meaning that the savings funds that would eventually go on to become Simplyhealth had to change and adapt, providing services that complemented the NHS.
Our number one aim is to help people make the most of life through better everyday health. By giving you the peace of mind that you can get back the money you spend on health treatments, you have the freedom to take care of those niggling everyday health concerns before they become serious. What's more, doing so supports the NHS so that they can focus on more complex treatments.
At Simplyhealth, our number one aim is to help people make the most of life through better everyday health. It's been built into our business strategy from the outset, and we care about the positive impact of our work rather than flaunting the numbers.
Manchester & Salford Hospital Saturday Fund (MSHSF) and Leeds Hospital Fund (LHF) founded
Hospital Savings Association (HSA) founded
Bristol Contributory Welfare Association (BCWA) founded
Launch of the National Health Service (NHS)
MSHSF and Healthcare Insurance Alliance merge to form HealthSure Group Ltd
LHF joins forces with HSA to begin creation of the Group
BCWA joins the Group
Totally Active joins the Group
Simplyhealth launches a retail store for mobility products and living aids
HSA, BCWA, LHF and Healthsure come together as one Simplyhealth
Denplan joins Simplyhealth Group
Simplyhealth completes purchase of the healthcare arm of Groupama Insurances
Simplyhealth acquires Nightingale Medical
Simplyhealth acquires Practice Plan for Vets
Simplyhealth completes sale of its private medical insurance business to AXA PPP to focus on helping customers with their everyday health
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We exist to make it as easy as possible for people to access the healthcare treatments they need. This has been our purpose since 1872, and it still drives us today. We aim to serve as many people as possible in the UK – for the long term. We do this via health insurance services, lobbying, and helping our communities thrive.