National Health Service

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National Health Service

Most commonly called the NHS. The collective name for the publicly-funded health care systems in the United Kingdom. The governments of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales operate their NHS systems independently, while the UK government controls the NHS in England. Each NHS system is funded entirely by the government and provides most services free of charge for patients. Critics contend that the NHS is too expensive for taxpayers and that inefficiency has led to long wait times for medical care. However, it has remained popular among many people in the UK.
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DRAINED: Career nurse Jane Bell is finding it hard to fight her incapacitating illness and the NHS Pensions Agency.
In its Plain English category for 2001 -- open to any documents -- the winners were: Camden Social Services, Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust, Inland Revenue, Legal & General Assurance, NHS Pensions Agency, UK Detention Services and Winston's Wish, a Gloucester-based charity that supports relatives and parents of bereaved children.
Investigators searched computer records at local councils, fire brigades, police authorities, the Civil Service Pension Scheme, NHS Pensions Agency and the Contributions Agency to check whether details of individuals' circumstances tallied across the different systems.