This article includes a paid link however all thoughts and feelings of the NHS are my own.

I think the NHS is amazing, don’t you? The fact that we have healthcare without having to worry about cost is something many people across the world are envious of. Here I thought I would share with you 9 reasons why I personally think the NHS is fantastic.

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I love the NHS because

It is free at the point of access. This means when you get rushed to A&E money or insurance is not something you even need to consider.

Things that are not free such as prescriptions are heavily discounted. The prescription charge is currently £9 per item. That still applies if you are prescribed something that the NHS has to pay £60 for!

Assessments and support are provided after diagnosis. If you have a disability or illness the NHS don’t just diagnose you. They treat you, support you and assess you as needed.

Operations are free, as is the aftercare. I had a large tumour removed from my thyroid and chest last November and did not have to worry about a thing.

It is about more than just the service. Equipment you need can be provided too. The only exception to this is if you are travelling with oxygen abroad when the NHS can not be taken with you. Panic not though the Oxygenstore are an approved NHS supplier who can provide items to rent or buy for your holidays!

And even more reasons!

Pregnancy and labour are all covered. When you find out you are pregnant you do not have to worry about the cost of scans and check ups. I can not imagine living in a country where you have to choose between eating and checking your baby is OK.

There are no limits. If you are regularly ill or only see your GP once a year it is irrelevant it is still free.

Vaccinations are free to everyone. The only exception is ones for travel etc. You never have to worry about if you can afford to vaccinate your child against a deadly disease and that reassurance to me is priceless.

The NHS has standards so hospitals are clean. There will always be the odd issue in a hospital but generally, the hospitals in the UK are clean and well-stocked. I think sometimes we forget how lucky we are to have that.

What do you love about the NHS? Are you from outside the UK, if so what healthcare does your country have?

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