Free and on hand healthcare is probably something we all take for granted, since its launch in 1948 the NHS has become the largest public funded healthcare system in the world – treating over 3 million people in England every week. Over the years, the NHS has stayed true to its word – to provide good healthcare to everyone regardless of their wealth, and they currently look after 62million people.
Looking after everything from dental services, chicken pox, open heart surgery and end-of-life care; the NHS employs more than 1.7 million people, just to ensure all of us are fit and healthy! The only other organisations that directly employ more people are the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, the Wal-Mart supermarket chain and the Indian Railways.
It just goes to show how the NHS has progressed since first opening and how much they do for the country. So next time you see your dentist, nurse or GP why not say thank you, I’m sure it will make their day!
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