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The NHS or National Health Service is the name used for the UK’s public health service. It was established in 1948 as one of the major social reforms decided after the Second World War. it was founded upon these main principles. That the services should be comprehensive, universal and free. UK residents are not charged for the treatment they receive. Citizens within the EU containing a European Heath Card can receive emergency treatment at no cost. Along with persons from countries with which the UK has reciprocal arrangements concerning health care.

Funding

The funding of the NHS comes 98.8 percent from general taxation and National Insurance contributions along with donations. The 2008/9 budget roughly equates to a contribution of £1,980 per person in the UK. When Launched the NHS budget was around £437 million however it received more than £100 billion in 2008/2009. 60 percent of the NHS budget is used to pay staff. With a further 20 percent paying for drugs and other supplies.

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Insights: Working with personality disorders

Dr. Jo Gee writes about working with personality disorders through her psychotherapy experience of over 10 years: Read on for what she has to say about mental health treatment.
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50% of millennials would pick CBD oil over prescriptions for mental health

Eos Scientific has commissioned research across a sample of more than 2000 UK adults exploring the growing shift in health-conscious millennials seeking CBD oil over prescriptions for mental health.
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Napp: Reducing the burden of chronic conditions through partnership

Chronic conditions, such as asthma and diabetes, are creating an increasing burden on the health service.
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UK Healthcare: Using technology for the adoption of effective medical bed tracking

Brendan Crossey, Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Analytics Limited places the adoption of effective medical bed tracking under the spotlight, including the innovative use of technology in this aspect of healthcare.
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Delivering improved health and wealth in the UK

Jane Kinghorn, Director of the Translational Research Office at UCL, discusses the importance of research and partnership in improving the health and wealth of the UK.
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NHS staff can now upskill in revolutionary Genomic medicine at Swansea University

Swansea University Medical School’s Master’s degree in genomic medicine has been designed to help NHS staff to understand and use the growing personalised medicine approach.
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Using technology in the NHS to support predictive, preventative and personalised care

The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP’s vision for an NHS that uses technology to support predictive, preventative and personalised care is explored here.
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The potential of technology to build the most advanced health and care system in...

Baroness Blackwood, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Lords) at the Department of Health and Social Care in the UK explains the enormous potential of technology to build the most advanced health and care system in the world.
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One person diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every three minutes

New analysis by Diabetes UK has shown that one person is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every three minutes in England and Wales.
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New data on gender pay gap in medicine

New data on the gender pay gap in Medicine Review shows that in the NHS, 2 in 3 consultants are men and that men earn £1.17 for every £1 earned by women.
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£9 million funding for digital health technology

Patients to benefit from AI, machine learning and hand-held devices as newly-funded digital projects by pioneering companies point to future of healthcare.
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Observations on pragmatic digital transformation

Rob Fotheringham, Managing Director at Fotheringham Associates shares his thoughts on pragmatic digital transformation and the observations he has made in this vein which will help you on your journey.
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New legal power in the UK to investigate stillbirths

Bereaved parents who suffer a stillbirth would gain answers from an independent inquest into their baby’s death under plans to improve legal powers in the UK on medical investigation.
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Improving mental healthcare provision in the UK with new models of care 

Jaime Essed, Founder and CEO of Oh My Mood sheds light on how mental healthcare provision in the UK can be improved with new models of care.
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Fax machine use highlights need for new approach to patient document management

Jason Rowles, Regional Sales Manager for PFU (EMEA) Limited discusses the opportunity facing the US as the government rolls out its fax machine ban.
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Healthcare solutions partner publishes EU Exit mitigation plan

HealthTrust Europe (HTE), today (25 March) published their EU Exit mitigation plan to counter risk from Brexit, to further support the continuity of high-quality patient care.
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Metabolic data key to individualise diabetes therapy

Peter Robins, from Metabolic Health Solutions (MHS), describes how a new clinical management tool can help individualise treatment of obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
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Smart thinking: How local councils can embrace 5G 

Local councils could become a key player in the use of these emerging technologies for the benefit of the public, but how can they make this digital shift part of their long-term forecasting, and ensure that 5G projects are a success?
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New report reveals digital technology can help alleviate loneliness

A new report commissioned by Vodafone UK reveals that digital technology can help alleviate loneliness among the over 50s.
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Addressing poor dental health and its impact on the NHS

Dr Saul Konviser BDS MSc BSc, Trustee, Dental Wellness Trust highlights the importance of improving child dental health and the need to take pressure off NHS dental services.

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