10 pences - N - National Health Service
Series: United Kingdom - Quintessentially British A-Z Ten Pences
There’s not far to travel to reach the next station, The NHS is the health and the heart of our nation.
Opening its doors in 1948, the NHS is one of the oldest and iconic nationalized health service providers in the world.
Held at its heart is the three core principles which have guided it to greatness: That it meets the needs of everyone that it is free at the point of delivery and that it is based on clinical need, not the ability to pay.
On 5th July the NHS will turn 70 and a chance for everyone to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to talk about the wide array of opportunities being created by advances in science, technology and information, and to thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are always there to greet, advise and care for us.