Everything you need to know

What on earth?

A charity single by NHS staff including doctors, nurses and physios went head to head with the X-Factor winner and Justin Bieber for the 2015 Christmas number one.

What WAS the song?

The song, “A Bridge over You” featuring smash hits by Coldplay and Simon and Garfunkel, is an emotional celebration of the thousands of NHS staff who go the extra mile every day.


The track and accompanying video really ignited the enthusiasm of the nation, with the campaign to get the song to the top of the charts amassing more than 200K supporters in just four weeks, as well as generating millions of ‘shares’, ‘likes’ and ‘retweets’.

What about celebs?

The campaign was backed by a host of incredible celebrities, including Coldplay, Stephen Fry, James Corden, and of course, Justin Bieber.


All proceeds from the song were shared between Carers UK and Mind (including Mind's sister charities in Scotland and Northern Ireland), and a smaller percentage was also distributed amongst smaller charities. The contribution to charity exceeded £200K


The campaign to get the NHS to No.1 was led by Joe Blunden (NHS Communications Manager), Dr Harriet Nerva (Campaign Founder and Junior Doctor), and Dr Katie Rogerson (Junior Doctor).