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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.

Mobilising the workforce

Re-shaping local gov: Mobilising the workforce and joining up care

David McKinney, Managing Director of Local Government at Servelec, discusses how councils can build on the digital progress they’ve made during COVID-19, and use mobile solutions to move towards true joined-up working.
on demand interpreters

Making sure Deaf people are heard: The importance of on demand interpreters

In recognition of International Day of Sign Languages, Clare Vale, managing director at Sign Solutions, highlights the importance of having on demand interpreters for deaf people in healthcare settings.
lessons from COVID-19

Lessons from COVID-19: How can healthcare change for the better?

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Digital Healthcare Council members have mobilised at an unprecedented scale to support the NHS and social care, and its director, Graham Kendall, outlines here what has worked, and what needs to change.
contact tracing, venue

Will the Government app solve contact tracing at venues?

The new outsourced Test and Trace app is set for launch on 24th September: How does it look for contact tracing at venues?
opioid epidemic

How can e-Learning for Healthcare help overcome the ‘opioid epidemic’?

Here, we learn all about the ‘opioid epidemic’ and how e-Learning for Healthcare’s e-PAIN programme is helping NHS staff to overcome it.
digital transformation, OPEX

Providing solutions and services to ensure successful NHS digitalisation during COVID-19

Craig Hartley, UK Business Development Manager for OPEX Business Machines GmbH explains how their solutions are helping both the NHS and the wider Public Sector achieve digital transformation.
japan trade deal, brexit

What you need to know about the UK-Japan trade deal

On 11 September, the UK and Japan announced a successful free trade deal: What does this mean for Brexit?
health and social care, visa

U-turn for health and social care: From clapping to clamping down on border control

Alex Christen, Immigration lawyer at Capital Law, investigates the future employment regulations of overseas workers in health and social care.
social care system

How can we rebuild a stronger social care system in the UK?

Max Parmentier, CEO of Birdie, believes that the social care 'reform' of scaling the current system 'from the 80s' is not enough and will only exacerbate its faults.
COVID-19 documentation, AHRC

£1 million for COVID-19 documentation project in Manchester

The University of Manchester recently won a grant of nearly £1 million, to support their ongoing COVID-19 documentation projection.
tech disasters

How can the Government avoid yet more tech disasters?

Ritam Gandhi, Founder and Director, Studio Graphene, explains why the Government needs a startup mentality to avoid financing more tech disasters.
work at speed

Data: Enabling us to work at speed during a global pandemic

Jem Rashbass, NHS Digital’s Executive Director for Data and Analytical Services, provides a fascinating insight into the crucial role of data to enable us to work at speed during a global pandemic.
healthtech

Why we cannot afford to let the healthtech boom lose pace post-COVID-19

Rupert Spiegelberg, CEO of Doctorlink, explains why we cannot accord to let the healthtech boom lose pace in a post-COVID-19 reality.
patient outcomes

How intelligent automation is delivering better patient outcomes

Peter Walker, CTO EMEA at Blue Prism, discusses how intelligent automation is being used by the NHS to streamline operations and improve patient outcomes, particularly in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
virtual communications

How to protect sensitive data in the era of virtual communications

Michael Paye, CTO, Netwrix, discusses how public sector organisations can protect sensitive data in the era of virtual communications.
role of technology in ophthalmology

The role of technology in ophthalmology

Mr Romesh Angunawela, Founding Partner, Ophthalmic Consultants of London, enlightens us on the role of technology in ophthalmology as part of the NHS’s efforts to tackle the COVID backlog.
black autism, ADHD

Where is the research into Black autism and ADHD?

Suzy Rowland, author of S.E.N.D. in the Clowns: Essential ADHD/Autism Family Guide, discusses the  need for research on Black autism and ADHD.
Data Protection and Security Toolkit

NHS Trusts must step up cyber security ahead of Data Protection and Security Toolkit...

AJ Thompson, CCO at Northdoor plc, highlights the need for NHS Trusts to demonstrate GDPR compliance and protect its infrastructure ahead of the new Data Protection and Security Toolkit (DPST) deadline.
video consultation

Empowering patients via video consultations

COVID-19 has provided an all-too-real use case for video consultations in the NHS, but it’s the power it gives patients over their own care, that will ensure it survives long after the pandemic, says Rowan Pritchard Jones.
risk assessments for front-line workers

How automation can deliver effective risk assessments for front-line workers

James Duez, CEO of intelligent automation firm, Rainbird, explores how automation can be used for delivering the effective risk assessments that our front-line workers deserve.

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