Cynthia Barker writes...Disappointing England performance who lost 2-1 to Uruguay in the World Cup! I feel for the country, which is a big footballing nation - after all, they invented the game along with Cricket and Rugby!
The British are an ingenious and inventive race. Just take a look at the long list of British Inventions on Wikipedia. In fact you wouldn't even be reading this if Londoner Tim Berners-Lee had not invented the World Wide Web, that's right, www!
Another British innovation was the National Health Service or NHS as it's known. Unless you have lived in a country with no free national health service, like my native Philippines for instance, you cannot appreciate just how precious the NHS is!
Even in wealthy countries like America, families can go broke if they suffer a long term illness or they simply die because they have no insurance.
In the UK, if you get sick you visit your GP which is free. If you go into hospital, that's free too. The system is not perfect, so many people moan about waiting times, but in general the NHS works and saves thousands of lives every day.
In fact, an international panel of experts recently declared the NHS as the "best health service in the world"!
The NHS is the UK's largest employer and always needs staff, especially nurses and doctors. Right now, there are 20,000 nurse job vacancies in the NHS!
Qualified nurses and doctors are in short supply in UK hospitals and care homes, which is why
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