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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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PM serves up new hospital food [Video]

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Captain Sir Tom Moore’s life heads for the big screen

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Captain Sir Tom Moore jokes as he launches his autobiography

Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised almost £33 million for the NHS by walkinglaps of his garden in Bedfordshire, has written a book about his life calledTomorrow Will Be A Good Day.

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Spitfire takes to the skies with thank-you message for NHS [Video]

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A Spitfire has taken to the skies bearing a special message thanking the NHSfor its efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. Emblazoned with the wordsTHANK U NHS, the aircraft took off from Cumbernauld..

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A&E patients will require appointments through winter

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced plans to protect the NHS through the winter period and Covid-19 pandemic, including requirements for A&E patients to book an appointment first through NHS..

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Labour: Privatised Covid-19 testing shortfall was avoidable [Video]

Labour: Privatised Covid-19 testing shortfall was avoidable

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Justice Secretary addresses Covid-19 testing delays [Video]

Justice Secretary addresses Covid-19 testing delays

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said the Government was facing “realchallenges” on coronavirus testing and suggested that school children andtheir parents would be the next testing priority after..

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Sturgeon raises concerns with Matt Hancock over Covid-19 testing backlog [Video]

Sturgeon raises concerns with Matt Hancock over Covid-19 testing backlog

Nicola Sturgeon has held what she described as “constructive” talks with UKHealth Secretary Matt Hancock about how to resolve a delay in coronavirustesting results. Problems are centred on the UK..

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Covid-19 tests re-prioritised by Health Secretary

Suspected Covid-19 patients with acute medical needs and people in care homeswill be prioritised under plans to ration coronavirus tests, Health SecretaryMatt Hancock told MPs. NHS leaders have called..

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Coronavirus testing crisis hits hospitals and schools [Video]

Coronavirus testing crisis hits hospitals and schools

NHS hospitals are cancelling operations and turning away patients whilst more than 30 schools across the country have closed, or told at least one year group to go home amid a deepening crisis over..

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NHS workers take to the streets demanding better wages [Video]

NHS workers take to the streets demanding better wages

Frontline NHS workers, many of whom have been helping to fight the coronaviruspandemic, have protested to demand better wages. The protest comes afternurses were excluded from the wage increase for..

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How does the new NHS contact tracing app work? [Video]

How does the new NHS contact tracing app work?

Businesses across England and Wales are being encouraged to download NHS Testand Trace QR codes to prepare for the launch of an official contact tracingapp. The app, which is currently being trialled..

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Former nurse completes 102nd charity walk on 102nd birthday [Video]

Former nurse completes 102nd charity walk on 102nd birthday

A 102-year-old retired nurse has completed her 102nd charity walk on herbirthday. During lockdown, Joan Rich set a goal of walking 102 laps of herlocal park before her 102nd birthday on September 11...

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NHS tracing app to launch in England and Wales later this month [Video]

NHS tracing app to launch in England and Wales later this month

The NHS Covid-19 app is to be launched across England and Wales within twoweeks, with pubs, restaurants and other businesses urged to have codes readyfor customers to check in when they visit.

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