Yes, the NHS is the UK's National Healthcare Service. It's what Obama modeled his 'Obama-Care' on if I've been reading stuff right. I'm sure there is more concise information out there on the web and such about it.
It's Sept 1st and the thread is now open for chat / donations. We'll have a game up in a week or so. We have a couple of the old favorites, plus a few new games. We're all very happy to see so many returning familiar faces, and we hope to make many new friends this season!