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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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How technology can transform the elective care challenge

Karina Malhotra, founder and MD, Acumentice, explores how technology is being used to solve the elective care conundrum and to what extent emerging tech can make a credible difference on the front line.
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A national strategy for social care could save the NHS £1 billion every year

Research found that the supported housing and integrated mental health system could save the NHS £950 million if used as a national strategy for social care.
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People with HIV can now get COVID-19 vaccine without disclosing status

People living with HIV can now get a COVID vaccine without having to tell the doctor their status - right now, the stigma is holding some back from coming forward to get their vaccination.
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Student nurse applications increase by one third in 2021

After COVID-19 hit the NHS, the public health crisis highlighted the poignant and essential nature of nursing work - leading to student nurse applications increasing to 60,130 for 2021.
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Pfizer vaccine can still prevent death from the South African mutation

The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine appears to be significantly less efficient against the South African mutation, but can still stop hosts from experiencing severe COVID and dying from the virus.
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REACT study: COVID cases in hospitals “higher than at the peak of the first...

New data from the REACT study finds that the number of COVID cases in hospitals is higher than it was in April 2020, but that infection rates are substantially decreasing across the country.
NHS tech

COVID-19: Surge in the use of NHS tech in 2020

Ben Davison, NHS Digital’s Executive Director for Product Development, explains how the coronavirus pandemic prompts a surge in the number of people using NHS tech in 2020.
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Is the UK heading for a “perfect storm” of diabetes referrals?

Here, a leading clinical negligence specialist warns the UK may be heading for a “perfect storm” of diabetes complications, due to delayed COVID-19 referrals.
technology-enabled care services

How TECS have supported the NHS pre, during and post-COVID

Zillah Moore, Director at Tunstall Healthcare, discusses the role of technology-enabled care services and remote patient monitoring in reducing delayed discharge from hospitals and providing much-needed assistance to the NHS.
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New white paper will give Government more control over NHS

The legislative changes in the white paper released today (11 February) include giving local and central Government more control over the NHS - which is expected to be implemented in 2022.
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Is technological efficiency the key to the NHS hitting net-zero?

Edward Belgeonne, founder, & CEO Bantham Technologies, discusses how innovative technology is key to hitting net-zero and creating more time to care in the NHS.
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Innovate UK invests £900k into cloud-based pharmacy dispensary software

Innovate UK has invested a further £900k of funding into Titan, a cloud-based medicine dispensary software for pharmacies.
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Over 10 million people receive COVID-19 vaccine

UK reaches significant milestone as more than 10 million people receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
patient flow

Patient flow and bed management: How does your Trust manage it?

Paul Barrett, TeleTracking UK, explains how automating patient flow and bed management in real-time can transform hospital operations, free up time for nurses to care, reduce stress on caregivers and importantly improve patient outcomes.
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Star-gazing techniques used to detect cancerous moles

An STFC-funded project, MoleGazer, has successfully implemented astronomical techniques, used for star-gazing, to detect and track the evolution of cancerous moles.
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CCS and NHS digital launch Digital Capability for Health framework

Crown Commercial Service's have announced that there new Digital Capability for Health framework in collaboration with NHS Digital is now live.
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UK hits melancholy milestone of over 100,000 COVID deaths

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he had done "everything possible" to prevent 100,000 COVID deaths, as the UK witnesses 50,099 fatalities in the space of 79 days.
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Asian COVID patients are 1.5 times more likely to die

Data from Queen Mary University of London suggests that Asian COVID patients are 1.5 times as likely to die as white patients - with Black patients 1.3 times more likely to die.
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The vital role of patient communications in the UK’s vaccination hubs

Paul Bensley, Managing Director at X-on, discusses how patient communications could be the only way to solve complex logistical considerations for mass vaccination.
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Scientist warns UK not to rely on one dose of COVID vaccine

Professor Herb Sewell, expert in immunology, wrote that the UK Government should not rely on one dose of the vaccine - suggesting that the diluted vaccine could encourage mutations to evolve.

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