When Aneira Thomas arrived into the world at one minute past midnight on that warm summer night in 1948 she was making her own little bit of history.

From the first vaccination programmes in the 1950s to the development of a robotic arm for use in heart surgery.

We are going to celebrate them all with the NHS Heroes Awards, brought to you by ITV and the Mirror, at which their devotion will be honoured in a two-hour television special.

The glittering TV gala will be the highlight of national celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the health service

ITV and the Mirror are marking 70 years of the National Health Service with a special awards ceremony honouring the people who make a difference.