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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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What constitutes a safe and effective return to work strategy?

Dr Mark Ali, cardiothoracic surgeon and founder of the Private Harley Street Clinic, discusses what constitutes a safe and effective return to work strategy.
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NUH NHS Trust designs fully-electronic system to test staff for COVID-19

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) has designed, set-up and trialled a fully-electronic system to test staff for COVID-19.
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Coronavirus accelerates digital healthcare provisions

Rupert Spiegelberg, Chief Executive Officer of Doctorlink, discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the company’s prospects and digital healthcare provisions.
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COVID-19 and the digital transformation of the NHS

COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation throughout the NHS – but what now for the unwanted equipment asks Carmen Ene, CEO at 3stepIT.
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Overcoming language barriers in healthcare

Tomoaki Kojima, CEO of Sourcenext Europe, explains how UK healthcare providers can overcome language barriers to help improve clinical outcomes for patients who don’t speak English as their first language.
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How are social media giants tackling misinformation during COVID-19?

Özlem Bedre-Defolie, Associate Professor of Economics at ESMT Berlin, reflects on how platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook are tackling misinformation at this crucial hour.
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How will COVID-19 reframe our attitude towards AI ethics?

Vernon Hunte, Associate Director of Public Affairs at April Six, discusses how COVID-19 will change up out attitude towards artificial intelligence (AI) ethics.
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Handling the healthcare impact of COVID-19

Sue Johnson Gregory, principal consultant, and Tim Powlson, senior consultant, at  Entec Si, discuss how the NHS can recover from the long-term impact of COVID-19.
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Digital health solutions: Increasing efficiency through crises

Here, Business Development Director at Aire Logic, Rob Hurrell, explains how COVID-19 has helped us all to become agile and deliver better digital health solutions, faster.
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Introduction to e-PAIN: How can it help?

e-Learning for Healthcare introduces the online programme of learning called e-Pain, and how it can directly benefit the NHS workforce, the wider NHS and its patients.
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New NHS recommendation – UK population needs extra vitamin D

Dr Deborah Lee of Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, highlights the importance of taking a daily vitamin D supplement following the NHS' latest recommendation.
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What the UK can learn about vital COVID-19 testing

James Raftery, freelance political analyst and researcher, explores the ongoing realities of COVID-19 testing in the UK.
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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.
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Bioquell’s rapid bio-decontamination service (RBDS) is effective against COVID-19

Director of Product Management at Bioquell, Guy Turner, explains how RBDS uses Bioquell’s 35% hydrogen peroxide vapour solution to eliminate pathogens, thus providing a 6-log sporicidal kill and eliminating all traces of COVID-19.
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The silence before the tsunami: COVID is devastating behind NHS virus frontlines

Doctor Allon Barsam, consultant eye surgeon and founder of Ophthalmic Consultants of London, calls attention to the unexplored devastation behind the NHS virus frontlines.
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Will the UK learn from COVID-19 mistakes affecting vulnerable communities?

Family law Barrister Paula Rhone-Adrien speaks about the suffering of vulnerable people in the wake of COVID-19 mistakes by the UK.
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British Geriatrics Society: “BAME community has disproportionate share of deaths”

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) comment on how the BAME community is facing a disproportionate share of COVID-19 fatalities.
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Expert comment: Now is the time to prepare for the next pandemic

Professor Martin Michaelis and Dr Mark Wass, University of Kent, School of Biosiences, say it is crucial to overcome COVID-19 and to prepare for the next pandemic.

Cyber Security Services Framework: Managing cyber risk in the NHS

The Cyber Security Services Framework has been developed by NHS Shared Business Services to help protect the NHS and other public sector organisations to mitigate cyber threats.
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Galvanising the scientific community towards a common goal during a pandemic

Jane Kinghorn, Director at UCL Translational Research Office and Nick McNally, Managing Director Research UCL/UCLH, describe some of the approaches taken by the scientific community in supporting hospitals dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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