What is the NHS?

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What is the NHS?

The NHS (National Health Service) is the the publicly funded healthcare system of the UK.

It is made up of four separate systems: The National Health Service in England, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales and Health and Social Care in Northen Ireland. Everyone living in the UK can use the NHS without being asked to pay the full cost of the service. These services include:

  • Visiting a doctor or a nurse at a doctors surgery.
  • Getting help and treatment at a hospital if your unwell or injured
  • Seeing a midwife if your pregnant
  • Getting urgent help from health care professionals working in the amblulance services if you have serious or life-threatening injuries or health problems- this might include being transported to hospital.

Comments (3)

  • Kavanagh_Madeleine_Publication.jpg EXPERT: Madeleine Kavanagh, Internal Communications Manager @ Clifford Chance
    12 Mar 2020

    Have you thought about expanding this to cover how the NHS compares with national health services in other countries? Have you looked into when the NHS was created and what was our health system before the NHS was set up?

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  • Hammond School logo precious_desert | Hammond Junior School B
    12 Mar 2020

    Well the NHS is a health care service which is split around different countries so there's more hospitals to go to as then they have more patients but what they actually do is take people in and treat them. The NHS is for everyone and everyone can use it.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg ethical_mouse | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    13 Mar 2020

    The NHS is a hospital that is under a lot of presser they do not have money and nurses so you can understand why the NHS is under perisher so you have got to help them gust take this for a example if you were in NHS a lode of phonesa lot of ringing you would feel under of presser

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