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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.

NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme

The NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme: Research needed by the NHS

Professor Hywel C. Williams, Director of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme, sheds light on the HTA Programme that is pushing and pulling research that is needed by the UK National Health Service.
innovation in the nhs

Boosting innovation in the NHS

Innovative technologies have the power to entirely transform the NHS, mitigating the workforce challenges that it faces and transforming the patient experience, whilst improving outcomes, Justin Hall, Vice President and General Manager at iRhythm, discusses here.
at-home care

Supporting the NHS through prioritising at-home care

Peter Seldon, Consultus Care, discusses how at-home care for the elderly can help to alleviate pressure on the NHS.
Digitisation and Healthcare in the UK, fujitsu

Digitisation and Healthcare in the UK

Here, Fujitsu discuss the plan for changing current situation of digitisation and healthcare in the UK.
public sector finance

Rockford Associates: Accounts Payable Review aids Public Sector Finance

Here, Rockford Associates explain their experiences of recovery audit work and case study results.
failures in healthcare tech, COVID-19

COVID-19: The pandemic highlights failures in healthcare tech

Bethany Morris explores the consequences of failures in healthcare tech, from vulnerable key workers to limiting COVID-19 infection.
fujitsu scanners

Technology focus: Fujitsu scanners in the public sector

Robyn Boyd on behalf of PFU (EMEA) Limited – a Fujitsu company turns our thoughts to the extent to which technology is heavily relied upon in the public sector, focussing specifically on the role of Fujitsu scanners in this vein.
Improving patient outcomess

A case study: Improving patient outcomes with Open Source

Stuart J Mackintosh explains how Open-eObs software is helping with improving patient outcomes in NHS hospitals.
safe from covid-19

Can video consultations help keep GPs safe from COVID-19?

Dr Ian Jackson, Medical Director, and Clinical Safety Officer at Refero, urges the primary care sector to take up video consultations to help keep the GP workforce safe from COVID-19.
lifeline for the NHS

Why the cloud is a lifeline for the NHS

With coronavirus increasing the demand on NHS services, Justin Day, CEO of Cloud Gateway, discusses why the cloud could be the lifeline for the NHS.

UKCloud survey: Over 300 public sector organisations discuss current cloud use

Here, UKCloud discuss the results of their public sector organisation survey on the current use of cloud and ask, how do you compare?
treating a slipped disc

Follow these six steps when treating a slipped disc

Here, Neil Velleman of Atkins Physiotherapy Consultants, highlights six steps that you should take when treating a slipped disc.
emergency cobra meeting, COVID-19

COVID-19: What happened in the emergency Cobra meeting?

Here, we decode the emergency Cobra meeting on 12 March and interview people about the Boris response to COVID-19.
World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week: The importance of eye examinations

In recognition of World Glaucoma Week, The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) highlights how a simple eye test is a key way to detect Glaucoma.
Interoperability in the NHS

Taking our chance with healthcare: Interoperability in the NHS beyond the cliché

Mike Odling-Smee, Technical Director at Aire Logic, takes us on a journey around interoperability in the NHS beyond the cliché when it comes to the opportunities around healthcare.
world of mental health, mental health

The world of mental health: Insights into suicide, stress and stigmas

Steph Hazlegreaves, Digital Editor at Open Access Government, delves into the world of mental health in this report that looks at suicide, stress and stigmas
COVID-19 response, coronavirus

COVID-19 response: UK want to delay mass infection until summer

Today (3 March) Boris Johnson unveiled the Government’s COVID-19 response plan for the immediate future, including bringing back NHS retirees.
benefits of HSCN

Harnessing the benefits of HSCN requires more than just ‘connectivity’

Iain Shearman, MD, KCOM National Business, discusses why organisations must look beyond the procurement stage to reap the benefits of HSCN.
Pulmonary rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation: Changing the lives of patients with lung disease

Jessica Eagelton, co-chair of the Taskforce for lung Health Pulmonary Rehabilitation working group, discusses Pulmonary rehabilitation: a drug-free treatment that is changing the lives of people with lung disease.
antimicrobial resistance response

New initiatives and partnerships point the way forward for antimicrobial resistance response

Peter Jackson, Executive Director of the AMR Centre, describes new initiatives and partnerships that point the way forward for the UK’s antimicrobial resistance response.

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