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National Health Service (England): Publicly funded system of healthcare in England
The National Health Service (NHS) is the publicly funded healthcare system in England, and one of the four National Health Service systems in the United Kingdom. It is the second largest single-payer healthcare system in the world, losing only to the Brazilian Sistema Único de Saúde. Primarily funded by the government from general taxation, and overseen by the Department of Health and Social Care, the NHS provides healthcare to all legal English residents and residents from other regions of the UK, with most services free at the point of use. Some services, such as emergency treatment and treatment of infectious diseases, are free for everyone, including visitors.

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William and Kate thank hospital staff in telephone call [Video]

William and Kate thank hospital staff in telephone call

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have phoned the colleagues of the first frontline NHS hospital worker to die after contracting coronavirus to sympathise with their loss and praise their 'incredible'..

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Matt Hancock coronavirus briefing highlights [Video]

Matt Hancock coronavirus briefing highlights

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he will write-off £13.4 billion of historic NHS debt to help hospitals cope with the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is a round-up of all the other key points in today's..

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Prince William wants to return to the air ambulance service amid coronavirus pandemic [Video]

Prince William wants to return to the air ambulance service amid coronavirus pandemic

Prince William reportedly wants to return to the air ambulance service amid the coronavirus pandemic, as sources say he's keen to help the National Health Service (NHS).

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UK records highest daily coronavirus deaths [Video]

UK records highest daily coronavirus deaths

The United Kingdom's coronavirus death toll rose by 27 percent to 1,789 in the space of a day, Britain's cabinet office minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published
Rate of UK coronavirus infection is slowing but public should 'not get complacent' [Video]

Rate of UK coronavirus infection is slowing but public should 'not get complacent'

NHS national medical director for England, Professor Stephen Powis, says that while the infection rate for coronavirus has hit a plateau, the public must remain vigilant and stay inside as the pandemic..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published
NHS Nightingale due to open this week [Video]

NHS Nightingale due to open this week

Work continues to transform the ExCeL London into the NHS Nightingale Hospital which will treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens says the facility will be ready..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:16Published
Simon Stevens says NHS worker coronavirus testing will double on visit to Nightingale Hospital [Video]

Simon Stevens says NHS worker coronavirus testing will double on visit to Nightingale Hospital

NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has said Covid-19 testing will start to be rolled out across NHS workers this week. The move comes amid confusion about the scale of testing in the UK..

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Sturgeon: Several NHS screening programmes suspended to help coronavirus effort [Video]

Sturgeon: Several NHS screening programmes suspended to help coronavirus effort

Nicola Sturgeon announces that several NHS screening programmes will be suspended across Scotland. These include breast, cervical and bowel screening. She said the decision "was not taken lightly" and..

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UK orders 10,000 ventilators from group of firms [Video]

UK orders 10,000 ventilators from group of firms

Britain has ordered more than 10,000 ventilators from a consortium of leading aerospace, engineering and Formula One racing companies, with production to begin this week. Ciara Lee reports

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James McAvoy makes big donation to provide protective gear for U.K. medical staff [Video]

James McAvoy makes big donation to provide protective gear for U.K. medical staff

Actor James McAvoy has donated £275,000 to help provide members of Britain's National Health Service with key personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Boris Johnson Tells People 'Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better' [Video]

Boris Johnson Tells People 'Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote an open letter saying “things will get worse before they get better.” The letter noted the pandemic as a “moment of national emergency” and urged people to..

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UK will have done well if fewer than 20,000 die - NHS director [Video]

UK will have done well if fewer than 20,000 die - NHS director

The UK will have done well if it comes through the coronavirus crisis with fewer than 20,000 deaths, Stephen Powis, the national medical director of the National Health Service said on Saturday (March..

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Jones tells England to follow 'head coach Boris Johnson' in fight against coronavirus [Video]

Jones tells England to follow 'head coach Boris Johnson' in fight against coronavirus

England's national rugby coach Eddie Jones tells the rugby community to follow 'head coach Boris Johnson' in the fight against coronavirus.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:58Published
Britain to increase coronavirus tests for frontline workers [Video]

Britain to increase coronavirus tests for frontline workers

Britain is scaling up coronavirus testing for frontline National Health Service (NHS) staff, with hundreds of tests due to be carried out in coming days and many more next week. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published
Frontline NHS staff to receive coronavirus tests next week [Video]

Frontline NHS staff to receive coronavirus tests next week

NHS England Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens announces that testing of frontline NHS staff to determine whether they have or have had coronavirus will start next week.

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Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures coronavirus [Video]

Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures coronavirus

Europe continues to struggle with coronavirus cases across the continent. Paris hospitals are feeling the strain, but there may be possible signs of relief in hard hit Spain. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published
Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures [Video]

Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures

Europe continues to struggle with coronavirus cases across the continent. Paris hospitals are feeling the strain, but there may be possible signs of relief in hard hit Spain. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published
James Bond stars lead National Health Service appreciation clap initiative [Video]

James Bond stars lead National Health Service appreciation clap initiative

Daniel Craig and the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge’s three kids led a #ClapForCarers initiative.

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Applause, UK landmarks lit in blue to celebrate NHS [Video]

Applause, UK landmarks lit in blue to celebrate NHS

Britons take part in mass round of applause and landmarks are lit in blue to show appreciation for National Health Service (NHS) staff working on the front line of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Brighton player tests positive for coronavirus, club to thank NHS workers with free match tickets [Video]

Brighton player tests positive for coronavirus, club to thank NHS workers with free match tickets

VIDEO SHOWS: VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH SOUNDBITES FROM BRIGHTON'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND DEPUTY CHAIRMAN PAUL BARBER AND MANAGER GRAHAM POTTER / VIDEO MESSAGES FROM BRIGHTON PLAYERS INSTRUCTING PEOPLE TO

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Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak take part in Clap For Carers [Video]

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak take part in Clap For Carers

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak show their appreciation for the NHS by taking part in the Clap for Carers event from the steps of Downing Street. The initiative, which has seen..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:49Published
Matt Hancock, Jeremy Corbyn and Archbishop of Canterbury call for public to applaud NHS [Video]

Matt Hancock, Jeremy Corbyn and Archbishop of Canterbury call for public to applaud NHS

Matt Hancock, the Archbishop of Canterburry, Sadiq Khan, Jeremy Corbyn and Jess Phillips are among those urging people to applaud the NHS as part of the Clap for Carers Campaign. Includes statements..

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Prime Minister: 405,000 people volunteer in NHS coronavirus effort [Video]

Prime Minister: 405,000 people volunteer in NHS coronavirus effort

Boris Johnson said the Government was “massively ramping up” testing for coronavirus as he announced that 405,000 people have now signed up as volunteers to help vulnerable people.

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Coronavirus home test delivery a ‘matter of days’ away [Video]

Coronavirus home test delivery a ‘matter of days’ away

Professor Sharon Peacock, director of the National Infection Service at Public Health England, tells MPs that home-testing of Covid-19 could be reality in the UK within a week. Public Health England..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:43Published
Athletes relieved that Tokyo 2020 Games is postponed [Video]

Athletes relieved that Tokyo 2020 Games is postponed

Athletes, national associations and sporting federations from around the world reacted with relief, sadness and mainly goodwill to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday (March 24)..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

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