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National Health Service: Publicly-funded healthcare systems in the United Kingdom
The National Health Service (NHS) is the umbrella term for the publicly-funded healthcare systems of the United Kingdom (UK). Since 1948 they have been funded out of general taxation. There are four systems, one for each of the four countries of the UK: The NHS in England, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales and Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland. They were established together in 1948 as one of the major social reforms following the Second World War. The founding principles were that services should be comprehensive, universal and free at the point of delivery—a health service based on clinical need, not ability to pay. Each service provides a comprehensive range of health services, free at the point of use for people ordinarily resident in the UK, apart from dental treatment and optical care. In England, NHS patients have to pay prescription charges; some, particularly those receiving state benefits, are exempt.

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NHS: Only around 5% of people agree to donate plasma after recovery from Covid [Video]

NHS: Only around 5% of people agree to donate plasma after recovery from Covid

The NHS is calling on more recovered Covid-19 patients to donate their plasma.New figures show donors who have been hospitalised have very high antibodylevels, and they remain higher for longer.

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Shard's Christmas lights salute NHS and key workers [Video]

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Sunak: Pay rise for over 1 million NHS workers [Video]

Sunak: Pay rise for over 1 million NHS workers

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Jonathan Van-Tam backs NHS to keep pace with vaccine programme [Video]

Jonathan Van-Tam backs NHS to keep pace with vaccine programme

England’s deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said hebelieves the NHS is ready to keep pace with the UK's Covid-19 vaccinationprogramme should a vaccine be approved by regulators.

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NHS launch recruitment drive

The NHS has launched a recruitment drive through a new promotional video.

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Health Secretary: NHS will be ready for when Covid-19 vaccine arrives [Video]

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the NHS is being prepared for the arrivalof a coronavirus vaccine, with people in the UK likely to be among the firstin the world to receive a jab for the virus.

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Pink 'Christmas tree of hope' revealed at St Pancras station [Video]

Pink 'Christmas tree of hope' revealed at St Pancras station

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What progress is being made with coronavirus vaccines? [Video]

What progress is being made with coronavirus vaccines?

Covid-19 vaccines could be rolled out in the UK within the first half of nextyear, with the NHS to prepare to deliver doses by Christmas “if they becomeavailable”.

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Duchess of Cambridge: The nation is indebted to NHS key workers [Video]

Duchess of Cambridge: The nation is indebted to NHS key workers

The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken of how the nation is “indebted” tothousands of heroic key workers and NHS frontline staff as a new nationallockdown looms. In a video preview, released ahead of..

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Boris Johnson announces a national lockdown for England [Video]

Boris Johnson announces a national lockdown for England

The NHS will be overwhelmed within weeks without a national lockdown in England, Boris Johnson has warned, as he ordered the country to stay at home in a bid to reverse the spread of coronavirus. The..

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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds thank NHS [Video]

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds thank NHS

Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have thanked the NHS for their hard work in their first TV appearance together. The pair went on to nominate a number of NHS staff members for The Daily..

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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds give joint Pride Of Britain message [Video]

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds give joint Pride Of Britain message

Mandatory credit: ITV The Prime Minister and his fiancee have made their firstTV appearance together to praise the nation’s NHS heroes - and thank them forsaving his life. The couple filmed their..

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PM serves up new hospital food [Video]

PM serves up new hospital food

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was joined by Health Secretary Matt Hancock and chef Prue Leith as they launched a shake up of hospital food in the NHS. Patients will be able to order food 24/7 as part of..

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Manchester mural adapted from NHS worker portrait [Video]

Manchester mural adapted from NHS worker portrait

A portrait of NHS worker Melanie Senior, originally taken by photographer and fellow nurse Johannah Churchill in March, has been made into a mural by Manchester artist Pete Barber. The portrait..

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Space Agency lift off for NHS drone delivery service [Video]

Space Agency lift off for NHS drone delivery service

Drones which could deliver Covid-19 samples, testing kits and PPE betweenhospitals have been backed by the UK Space Agency. The machines will help inthe Covid-19 response, avoiding courier call-out..

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'We'd all benefit' from circuit-breaker lockdown, says infectious diseases expert [Video]

'We'd all benefit' from circuit-breaker lockdown, says infectious diseases expert

The Government's latest approach to tackling the spread of Covid-19 in Englandcould lead to a continuing increase in infections, while a circuit-breakerlockdown would benefit everyone, according to an..

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Kate Thornton and Scott Mills call on smokers to join them in quitting [Video]

Kate Thornton and Scott Mills call on smokers to join them in quitting

The NHS's Stoptober campaign is hoping smokers in England will join a millionpeople - including Scott Mills and Kate Thornton - who managed to kick thehabit this year. New data from UCL show nearly an..

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Intensive care unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital [Video]

Intensive care unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Blackpool Victoria Hospital invited ITV News inside their Covid intensive care ward - which is already at full capacity - to see the impact of another surge in cases. Consultant anaesthetist Dr Jason..

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UK cancer patients missing treatment due to COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

UK cancer patients missing treatment due to COVID-19 pandemic

The NHS is a free-for-all service, yet it cannot cope with demand.

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NHS to offer treatment to ‘long Covid’ sufferers [Video]

NHS to offer treatment to ‘long Covid’ sufferers

The NHS is to offer “new services” and “personalised treatment” to people experiencing the long-term effects of Covid-19, according to NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens. Report by..

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NHS to officially recognise 'Long Covid' [Video]

NHS to officially recognise 'Long Covid'

While, thankfully, Covid-19 has been a brief and mild virus for many, it has left some with long-lasting symptoms.

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