Meaning of “the National Health Service” in the English Dictionary

"the National Health Service" in British English

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the National Health Servicenoun

uk /ˌnæʃ.ən.əl ˈhelθ ˌsɜː.vɪs/ us /ˌnæʃ.ən.əl ˈhelθ ˌsɝː.vɪs/ abbreviation the NHS

the service in the UK that provides free or cheap medical treatment for everyone and is paid for through taxes:

Can you get acupuncture on (= paid for by) the National Health Service?
National Health
adjective uk us also NHS

a National Health hospital
Is your dentist private or NHS?

(Definition of “the National Health Service” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the National Health Service" in Business English

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the National Health Servicenoun

uk us

→  the NHS

(Definition of “the National Health Service” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)