Home Tags NHS

NHS Related Content

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.

emergency care wait times, risks of death

Higher risk of death at emergency centres with 5+ hour wait times

Research finds that waiting over 5 hours in emergency care before admission to hospital is linked to a heightened risk of death from any cause.
cervical cancer screening

Which groups are impacted by decreased cervical cancer screenings?

A survey points out the low number of cervical cancer screenings across the US, whilst examining which demographics are being hit the hardest.
identifying eating disorders

New guide to help identify eating disorders in the emergency room

With between 1.25 and 3.4 million people in the UK suffering with eating disorders, how are they still slipping through the gaps of modern healthcare?
social care crisis, NHS

Social care is in crisis, but technology is here to help

Paul Berney, CMO at Anthropos, explores how technology could help relieve the burden on the UK’s stretched social care staff.
broad-spectrum antibiotics, antimicrobial resistanced

GPs prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics to avoid “time-consuming tests”

A study finds that broad-spectrum antibiotics are prescribed due to a lack of resources for GPs - with "time-consuming microbiological tests" taking too long.
NHSE sanctions, mermaids

NHSE sanctions limit basic healthcare for young trans people

Lui Asquith, Director of Legal and Policy at Mermaids, dissects new NHSE sanctions placed on young trans people looking for basic healthcare.
isolation and loneliness

Smoking can cause social isolation and loneliness

A study suggests that smokers are more likely to become socially isolated and lonely as they age, compared to non-smokers.
government's campaign, diets of children

UK Government launch child health campaign with NHS Food Scanner App

The UK Government launched a New Better Health campaign for children, with an NHS Food Scanner App for parents to use.
healthy cognition

Protecting ageing synapses through exercise

Keeping the ageing population as active as possible, enhances the connections between neurons to maintain healthy cognition.
blood test cancer

New blood test identifies metastatic status of cancer

A new minimally invasive and inexpensive blood test can detect a range of cancers in patients with non-specific symptoms, and can indicate whether the cancer has spread.
gender health gap

UK appoints Women’s Health Ambassador to tackle gender health gap

The government are appointing a Women’s Health Ambassador to demonstrate stronger support for women’s health, as well as focusing on ending violence against women.
covid patients

Study identifies factors in blood linked to severe COVID

Unique “indicators” in the blood of patients with severe and fatal COVID could create simple diagnostic tests - to help doctors identify who could become critically ill.
vaccinating rough sleepers

Vaccinating rough sleepers with £28 million government funding

The government is aiming to vaccinate those who are homeless and sleeping rough with the Protect and Vaccinate scheme, relocating people on the street to safe accommodation over winter.
planned care

Eyes on Planned Care

In a previous article, Lisa Riley, Vice President of Strategic Product and Partnership Development for VitalHub UK, cited how digital healthcare is helping to transform the NHS through whole system integration in planned care, here Stuart Jeffery talks from a customer perspective.
digital transformation nhs

Partnership is the key to unlocking transformation in digital healthcare

Professor Sultan Mahmud, Director of Healthcare for BT’s Enterprise unit, discusses how BT is redefining its healthcare ambitions through co-creating NHS-first solutions with its vanguard partners.
histopathology nhs

LDPath: A virtual histopathology department for every NHS trust

Sanj Lallie, Director of Operations at LDPath, charts a vision of a virtual histopathology department for every NHS trust

Let’s do the Time Warp again: May the apps be with you

Katrina Delargy from TIYGA Health explores the key to achieving the full potential of smartphone apps in healthcare
alcohol consumption

Alcohol consumption: The public health issue

Alcohol consumption is a public health issue - it is one of the leading risk factors to health globally, says Elisabeth Morgans from C3

ICSs can only be as healthy as the people who run them

Integrated Care Systems have a unique chance to transform public sector health and care delivery. Data-led insights around staff resource and wellbeing will be critical to their success, says Suzanne Marshall, Clinical Governance Officer at GoodShape.
technological advances diabetes

Can technological advances optimise diabetes management?

Research Director, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, explores if technological advances optimise diabetes management

Follow Open Access Government