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National Health Services (NHS)
The UK healthcare system, National Health Service (NHS), came into existence in the aftermath of the Second World War and became operational on the 5th July 1948. Health care and health policy for England is the responsibility of the central government, whereas in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland it is the responsibility of the respective devolved governments. In each of the UK countries the NHS has its own distinct structure and organization, but overall, and not dissimilarly to other health systems, healthcare comprises of two broad sections;
- one dealing with strategy, policy and management, and
- the other with actual medical/clinical care which is in turn divided into-primary (community care, GPs, Dentists, Pharmacists, etc.),
- secondary (hospital-based care accessed through GP referral) and
- tertiary care (specialist hospitals).