The NHS in 70 seconds

On 5 July, the National Health Service (NHS) is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

It was launched in 1948 so that people could get access to medical help if they needed it, without needing to pay money at the time they were ill.

It is paid for by taxes which UK adults pay to the government.

Watch to find out more about the NHS in 70 seconds.

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