The National Health Service is the publicly funded national healthcare system for England
It is one of the four National Health Services of the United Kingdom and is the largest single-payer healthcare system in the world, as well as being one of the world’s biggest employers.
- Employees: 1.7 million
- Founded: 1948
- Treat: 1 million patients every 36 hours
- Trusts: 250
- GP practices: 7,500
The HSC is the publicly funded service which provides public health and other social care services in Northern Ireland
Just like the NHS, the HSC provides healthcare that is free at the point of delivery, but it also provides social care services like home care services, family and children's services, day care services and social work services.
- Employees: 53,000
- Trusts: 6