STAFF at The Nuffield Practice in Witney dressed for the occasion to mark 70 years of the NHS.

Doctors, nurses and secretaries turned back time as they wore 1940s clothing for yesterday's celebrations, which featured a tea party, cake sale, tombola and more.

The people of Witney turned out in force to support the event, with many prizes donated by past and current patients.

All proceeds went to the Oxford Hospitals Charity and practice manager Catherine Simonini believed people's willingness to give reflected the health service's reputation.

She said: “It shows how much people love the NHS and how much they want to thank us for everything the health service has done for them.

“We have been amazed by people’s generosity.”

BBC Oxford broadcasted live from the practice during the afternoon as part of a day of celebration across the county.

The event was particularly special for senior partner Dr Oliver Boland and deputy practice manager Carey Fisher, who have worked at the Nuffield Centre 23 and 28 years respectively

Dr Boland said: "I’ve treated small children who have become adults and parents themselves."

Mrs Fisher added: “I’ve always loved my job and the people I work with.”