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The Queen in the United Kingdom has the country's highest possible award for civilians to its National Health Service (NHS). The Queen the NHS a George Cross. This a special medal for heroism and bravery. The award was because of the heroic efforts doctors, nurses and care staff during the coronavirus pandemic. The Queen hand a personal message to the NHS. She said she the award "with great pleasure, on behalf of a grateful nation". She : "This award all NHS staff....Over more than seven decades, and especially in recent times, you have the people of our country with courage, compassion and dedication."

Many workers in the NHS happy that they have been recognised by the Queen for their services. However, many others said they would a pay rise. The NHS has on the front line in the fight against COVID-19 in the UK. There has great public support for a pay rise for nurses, but the government only them a 1% increase. There were over 60 protests in the UK over the weekend for better pay and conditions. A doctor said: "We funding for a safe NHS, fair pay and respect for staff." A workers' union leader : "The best way to appreciation for health workers who have 'above and beyond' to give them a decent pay rise, urgently."

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