Boris Johnson has thanked the "unbeatable" NHS which he says saved his life as he battled Covid-19 at St Thomas's Hospital.
In a video message posted to Twitter, he named some of the nurses who cared for him, staying by his bedside for up to two days as he faced the worst of the virus.
But while the PM and his government are thanking the NHS now, people can't help but to remember a time when their gratitude wasn't quite as forthcoming...
You've probably seen references to the Tories voting against pay rises for nurses in 2017 on social media during the pandemic.
But let's take a closer look at what actually happened.
What were MPs voting on in 2017?
In 2010 the government under David Cameron and Nick Clegg froze the wages of public sector workers earning £21,000 or more for two years as part of their austerity measures. This included nurses, whose starting salary was just above the £21,000 threshold at the time.
Then from 2013, any increase to public sector workers's wages was capped at 1 per cent per year. Some people consider this essentially to be a cut, given that this was below the rate of inflation.
On 28 June 2017 MPs voted on whether or not to lift that 1 per cent cap, meaning workers including nurses might get a pay rise. And the majority voted against it.
Was the Conservative Party responsible for MPs voting against possible pay rises?
In 2017 the Conservative Party was under different leadership than it is now.
But essentially, yes. The amendment the parties were voting on was submitted by Labour and the vote was split along party lines.
The 323 MPs who successfully voted down the amendment were made up of 313 Tories and ten members of the DUP.
The 309 MPs who who voted in favour of the amendment were mostly Labour. SNP, Plaid Cymru, the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and one independent also voted in favour.
What was the reaction?
Some Conservative MPs cheered as Labour's amendment was voted down.
But it wouldn't be long before changes were made anyway.
Have MPs had a pay rise since 2017?
Pay for MPs increased by 3.1 per cent on 1 April, well above the 1.8 per cent rate of inflation by the CPI measure.
This brought their basic pay from £79,468 to £81,932.
In fact, MPs enjoyed eight pay rises throughout the 2010s, the most substantial being the jump from £67,000 to £74,000 in 2015. MPs can also claim up to £10,000 in expenses for working from home needs during the pandemic, on top of the £26,000 they can claim to cover office costs. The government have stressed that this money will be spent on equipment like laptops and printers, and is not simply a bonus for MPs.
Who voted against lifting the cap on public sector wages in 2017?
Familiar faces including Matt Hancock and Boris Johnson were amongst those who voted against the amendment.
But so did the rest of the Conservatives. With no rebellions, this seemed like more of a party decision than an individual decision. Some Conservative MPs like Andrew Murrison and Maria Caulfield did speak in favour of removing the cap, but ultimately voted on party lines.
Conservative governments were responsible for implementing and keeping in place the austerity measures that kept pay for nurses, teachers, firefighters and police officers below even the rate of inflation.
This cap was eventually lifted was largely owing to pressure on Theresa May's government from worker's unions and the Labour Party who gained 30 seats in parliament less than a month before the vote in 2017.
The full list
Current Cabinet ministers and attendees who voted are bolded.
N.B: Not everyone who was a Conservative MP in 2017 is a Conservative MP today. Some MPs like David Gauke lost their seats in the 2019 general election, whilst others like Rory Stewart are now independent.
Sir Paul Beresford
Iain Duncan Smith
Sir Roger Gale
Dr Caroline Johnson
Anne Marie Morris
Emma Little Pengelly
So has the cap on pay rises for nurses been lifted yet?
In September of 2017 Theresa May began to show flexibility, allowing pay rises for police officers and prison workers.
Then in March 2018 she lifted the cap on pay rises for NHS workers.
Unions including Unison and the Royal College of Nursing agreed on a pay rise of 6.5 per cent over three years for nurses, paramedics, midwives and healthcare assistants.
This would take starting pay for nurses from around £22,000 in 2018 to £25,000 next year.
Will nurses be paid more because of the coronavirus outbreak?
Matt Hancock has said that he is "sympathetic" to the argument that the nurses who are risking their lives to protect us from Covid-19 should be paid more, but that "now is not the moment to enter into a pay negotiation".
The Health Secretary has also been criticised for not knowing how many nurses had died of the virus when appearing on BBC Question Time.
He later paid tribute to those who had lost their lives to coronavirus whilst working for the NHS.