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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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The role of biometrics in healthcare

David Orme, SVP of IDEX Biometrics, elaborates on how the role of Biometrics in healthcare can elevate clinical standards, protect staff and patients, and combat fraud.
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NHSX: joint organisation for digital transformation in NHS

The unit will take forward digital transformation in the NHS, allowing patients and staff to benefit from the latest digital systems and technology.
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Diabetes: Organising globally, acting locally

Adrian Sanders, Secretary-General of The Parliamentarians for Diabetes Global Network (PDGN) reveals how organising globally, acting locally is a sound approach when it comes to tackling diabetes.
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Government gives NHS code of conduct for AI use

The NHS code of conduct will ensure that only the best and safest data-driven technologies are used by the NHS and will protect patient data.
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Muscle wasting conditions: Transforming lives through research

Catherine Woodhead, CEO, Muscular Dystrophy UK explains how lives are being transformed through research when it comes to muscle wasting conditions.
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UK Government award Data and Application Solutions contracts

Data and Application Solutions (DAS) contracts have been successfully awarded and the Framework will go live for customers on Friday 22nd February.
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Research finds 18 million patients exposed to pollution

New figures show nearly 18 million patients are exposed to pollution, registered at GP surgeries with unsafe levels in the UK: read on to find out who is affected by these findings
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Diabetes and low blood sugar: Taking a more precise approach to managing hypos

James Cotterell, Director at BBI Healthcare, argues that prescribing products that treat low blood sugar with a precise and measured dose of glucose can improve patient outcomes, reduce patient anxiety and save the NHS money
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Mental health crisis: taking care of carers

The NHS in England’s mental health budget for 2017/2018 was almost £12 billion – roughly 10% of the Department of Health budget- and the mental health crisis in the UK affects individuals of every age and gender.
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Digital security in the public sector: when threat becomes reality

Many large-scale organisations in the public sector are becoming increasingly aware of their vulnerability to cyber security attacks, so how do we fix digital security in the public sector?
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UK launches 5-year antimicrobial resistance action plan

Government has published 5-year national action plan and a 20-year vision for how the UK will contribute to containing and controlling antimicrobial resistance.
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First ever cross-government suicide prevention plan published

The cross-government plan for suicide prevention has a focus on how social media and the latest technology can identify those most at risk.
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How can the NHS address the current staff retention crisis?

Margo Leftly details a number of effective ways to address the staff retention crisis in the NHS that aren’t being taken advantage of.
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Fears over life-saving drug unfounded, finds review

Fears over a life-saving drug that can be used to treat alcohol addiction are unfounded, according to its first ever systematic review.
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New NHS era: promising or over-promising?

CE of NHS Confederation comments on government proposal £20.5 billion annual investment, hailed by PM as historic moment.
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£420 million winter fund to help NHS deliver new improvements

Hospitals and social care services are delivering 81 projects to provide improvements using money from a £420 million winter fund.
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Is the public sector safe from cyber attacks in 2019?

In the Budget, the Chancellor pledged an extra £1bn to boost U.K. defences, including cybersecurity. But will we see an impact on the safety of public sector’s cyber attacks in 2019?
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Why does leadership training matter?

David Willett, Corporate Director, at The Open University explains why leadership training matters.
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Government to improve the lives of autistic children

The government will collect evidence from autistic children, their families and their carers, for the first time, on how to improve the support they get
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Brits believe smokers are the biggest drain on healthcare

In the year that the NHS suffers £2.7bn in cuts, 48% of Brits believe smokers are the biggest drain on healthcare

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