National Health Service

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

It was established on July 5, 1948, by the National Health Service Act, which was passed by the government of Clement Attlee, and has since become one of the largest and most comprehensive healthcare systems in the world.

The NHS is responsible for providing healthcare to all legal residents of the UK, regardless of their ability to pay.

It is funded through a combination of general taxation and specific levies, and is free at the point of use for most services.

The NHS provides a range of healthcare services, including general practice, hospitals, mental health services, community health services, and dental, optometric, and pharmaceutical services.