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English definition of “the NHS”

the NHS

noun [S]     GOVERNMENT
abbreviation for the National Health Service: the service in the UK that provides free medical treatment for everyone and is paid for by the government: The new government promised to safeguard the future of the NHS. The operation was carried out on the NHS. an NHS hospital/patient/manager NHS treatment/staff
(Definition of the NHS noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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