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From the World Cup to Wimbledon to the heatwave, there was plenty going on last week that may have kept you off Twitter, so here’s our summary of what you might have missed:

  • A charming and optimistic vision for the future of the NHS from some of @bham_childrens patients
  • Here’s what one year of NHS intensive care looks like in numbers
  • The NHS has seen many firsts over the last 70 years – the story of the first British woman to be appointed a professor of surgery and the legacy she leaves is a fascinating one 
  • .@DavidGilbert43 on meeting the challenge of making patients true partners in NHS policymaking  
  • Simon Stevens demonstrated his commitment to prevention by keeping the rain off the celebrations at #NHS70 
  • A spectacular visual celebration of #NHS70 in Cornwall as the Eden project turned blue 
  • Why the future looks bright for NHS research  
  • As World Cup fever hit England, @CareQualityComm took a look at parallels with the NHS 
  • It turned out to be a good weekend of football for England fans, but what might the health implications be of staying in the tournament?

From around the world:

  • Are robots the future of dementia care?  
  • Do sugar taxes work and what lessons can be learnt from where they have been introduced? 
  • The World Health Organization has expressed doubts at a reported 30% rise in TB vaccination coverage during the Syrian civil war 

And finally:

  • You cannot be Siri-us - when Gavin William’s virtual assistant disrupted proceedings in the House of Commons the Defence Secretary did well not to embrace his inner McEnroe