the National Health Service


: the public system of medical care in Britain that is paid for by taxes

Examples of the National Health Service in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By Mallory Moench April 18, 2024 7:23 AM EDT Scotland’s only gender clinic for young people has paused prescribing puberty blockers for new patients under 18 years old after the National Health Service (NHS) in England banned children from receiving the gender treatment last month. Mallory Moench, TIME, 18 Apr. 2024 The state was running a deficit of a hundred and fifty-seven billion pounds—about one and a half times the budget of the National Health Service. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 25 Mar. 2024 Spending on defense, schools, the National Health Service and overseas aid has been ringfenced for now. Hanna Ziady, CNN, 6 Mar. 2024 In Britain, nurses went on strike to protest staffing shortages and patient backlogs at the National Health Service. Elisabeth Zerofsky, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2024 Indeed, news of King Charles’ initial prostate procedure in January 2024 sparked an immediate and significant increase in traffic for the National Health Service prostate enlargement page. Christina S. Beck, STAT, 12 Feb. 2024 That includes the Biden administration’s investment in more scholarships and loan repayments through the National Health Service Corps. Rae Ellen Bichell, CNN, 7 Feb. 2024 According to the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, benign prostate enlargement is common in men over age 50 and is usually not a serious threat to health. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 26 Jan. 2024 In Britain, local councils, not the National Health Service, are responsible for social care. Mark Landler, New York Times, 16 July 2023

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“The National Health Service.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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