The NHS is the world’s largest publicly funded health service. The founding principle in 1948 was 'free at the point of delivery'. That's still true today in most cases. You don't get charged for visiting an NHS GP, but many people do pay to see a dentist or optician, unless you are exempt.
The NHS is there for everyone who lives in the UK - for everything from flu jabs to IVF treatment and heart transplants to cancer treatment.
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