The National Health Service (NHS) is the name of the public health service of England and is the country’s health insurance scheme. It is an integrated part of the British National Health System. The NHS provides healthcare to all UK residents, with most services free at the point of use.
The NHS is funded by general taxation, and in 2013-14 its budget was £116.4 billion. Most of the expenditure on the NHS is on the provision of healthcare services, but a small proportion is spent on things such as medical equipment and hospital buildings.