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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.


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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Report finds UK social care system will “collapse” without unpaid carers

The Social Care 360 Report finds that unpaid carers contributed time worth £400 million to the UK social care system - daily, since the COVID-19 pandemic begun.
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NHS offers COVID-19 vaccine to all people 40 and over

The NHS is now inviting everyone aged 40 and over to book in for a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Simon Bolton appointed interim CEO of NHS Digital

NHS Digital has announced that Simon Bolton has been appointed as its interim CEO.
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Turning the national illness service into the national health service

Robin Stern, Chair at Future Perfect (Healthcare), discusses how patient journeys currently reflect a national 'illness' service, not a national health service.
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What are the side effects of the Moderna vaccine?

Here we list some of the most common and uncommon side effects of the Moderna vaccine and discuss the latest trials on pediatric participants.
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NHS: How can we build back better?

Paul Styler, Director of Infrastructure Solutions, ETL, explores the challenges facing NHS Trust to support the build back better agenda.
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NHS prescription data to support COVID-19 research

NHS Digital has established a new Hospital Prescribing and Administration resource to support COVID-19 research.
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How to develop resilience for flexible workers

Juliette Cosgrove, Chief Nurse & Director of Clinical Governance, NHS Professionals, argues that a focus on flexible worker resilience is needed to support those who support the NHS.
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NHS contract given to Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s family company

According to HSJ, Health Secretary Matt Hancock's family-owned company were awarded an NHS contract for services - but the Secretary failed to declare any connection to Topwood Ltd.
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Muslims can get COVID vaccine without breaking fast

The NHS said that Muslims can take the COVID vaccine during Ramadan without breaking their fasts, with some centres offering extended opening times.
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After COVID, can we better manage and prevent the likely rise in elderly falls?

Barak Katz, VP and GM Essence SmartCare, discusses the future of fall prevention and establishing more proactive elderly care, post COVID-19.
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A year with COVID-19: What has healthcare learnt?

Chris Norton, Managing Director, UK & Ireland, InterSystems, discusses the NHS’ current challenges, integrated care efforts, and the ways data and technology can be harnessed to inform care today, and in a post-COVID world.
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Improving cancer treatment and services during and beyond COVID-19

Greg Quinn, BD UK, explores how cancer treatment and services have been impacted by the pandemic and the potential role of medical technology in supporting the NHS during this complex time.
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How can touch-free technology help the NHS?

Here, Videx UK highlights how innovative hands-free door entry can help services return to normalcy post-COVID-19.
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VitalHub UK Group of Companies

The VitalHub UK Group lead health technology focused on data integration in planned and unplanned care, keeping the complex simple.
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Creating a healthier post-coronavirus culture

Sue Johnson Gregory, principal consultant, and Tim Powlson, senior business consultant at Entec Si, explain how to build a stronger, more joined up workforce in the face of future healthcare crises.
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A healthcare system for the 21st century

Ben Howlett, Managing Director at Public Policy Projects, discusses why we must invest in technology to enable our healthcare systems to reform, and the role of technology in facilitating collaboration between service providers.
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Beyond COVID-19: Sustainable solutions for healthcare

Mike Sanders, Chief Executive Officer at Vital Hub UK Group of Companies, explains the importance of delivering sustainable solutions for healthcare in support of the whole patient journey beyond COVID-19.
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Public sector could save £250 million via new digital hardware framework

The new digital hardware framework could save the NHS and wider public sector up to £250 million - building on the success of many services transitioning to remote working.
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Dexamethasone steroid saved one million people from COVID death

The Dexamethasone steroid has been used across the globe to help treat COVID-19 in the ICU - leading to atleast one million survivors of hospitalisation from the virus.

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