National Health Service


National Health Service
.National 'Health .Service
n
the National Health Service
the NHS the state system for providing health care in Britain, paid for by taxes

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • National Health Service — n a government organization in Great Britain that provides at public expense all hospital, medical, dental, and related supportive or ancillary services and appliances and prescription drugs …   Medical dictionary

  • National Health Service — For other uses, see NHS#Healthcare. The National Health Service (NHS) is the shared name of three of the four publicly funded healthcare systems in the United Kingdom. They provide a comprehensive range of health services, the vast majority of… …   Wikipedia

  • National Health Service — Logo des NHS (England) Eingang eines Krankenhauses des NHS …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • National Health Service — (abbr the NHS) the British public service providing medical care that is paid for mainly by the government. British people have strong feelings about its importance, and it is always one of the top political issues in Britain. The National Health …   Universalium

  • National Health Service — N PROPER: the N In Britain, the National Health Service is the state system for providing medical care. It is paid for by taxes. An increasing number of these treatments are now available on the National Health Service …   English dictionary

  • National Health Service — El National Health Service (NHS, en español Servicio Nacional de Salud) es el organismo financiado públicamente de salud pública, encargado de las prestaciones de medicina preventiva y curativa de la mayoría de la población del Reino Unido.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • National Health Service — Le National Health Service (NHS) est le système de santé public du Royaume Uni. Cette organisation fournit l essentiel des soins depuis la médecine générale aux salles d urgence des hôpitaux, les soins longue durée aux soins dentaires. Il a été… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • National Health Service — (NHS)    The publicly funded system of health provision which provides the majority of medical assistance in the UK. Established by Labour in 1948, the NHS was for many years widely regarded as one of the most effective and comprehensive system… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • National Health Service — (in Britain) a comprehensive service offering therapeutic and preventive medical and surgical care, including the prescription and dispensing of medicines, spectacles, and medical and dental appliances. Exchequer funds pay for the services of… …   Medical dictionary


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