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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.

Diabetes care, University of Salford

Diabetes care at the University of Salford

Dr Danny Metoo from University of Salford explains the extent of diabetes care in the world today and the various courses on offer in the field.
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Type 2 diabetes remission programme costs £1,000 for NHS

The cost of delivering a Type 2 diabetes remission programme in the NHS has been revealed to cost £1000 by a new study.
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Tackling the biggest challenges in diabetes care – together

John Grumitt, CEO of Changing Health and Chair of IDEAL Group highlights the importance of tackling the biggest challenges in diabetes care – together.
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ECH announces plans to open first UK medical cannabis clinics

European Cannabis Holdings (ECH) has announced plans to open The Medical Cannabis Clinics in a step toward aiding patients living with a range of chronic conditions.
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Setting up the NHS’ Long Term Plan for success

David Green, Director & Co-Founder, Remedium Partners, highlights why the success of the NHS' Long Term Plan will rely on smart strategic workforce planning.
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NHS email system needs to be more resilient

Gareth Lewis discusses how the NHS email system underpins communication between doctors, nurses and health professionals across the country every day, so what happens when it fails?
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National Genomic Healthcare Strategy: Improving services for rare disease sufferers

The government will today announce a new National Genomic Healthcare Strategy and measures to improve services for people with rare diseases.
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Digital services in an outstanding NHS trust

Within healthcare, we are seeing a rapid race towards digital services, with NHS trusts and organisations leaving paper, pull cords and legacy systems behind one by one.
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Diabetes: The patients’ perspective

Jenny Hirst MBE, Co-Chair of the InDependent Diabetes Trust shares her expertise on diabetes from the patients’ perspective.
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Insights: Life after an HIV-positive diagnosis

This LGBT history month, Philip Baldwin speaks to Nishat from Open Access Government about living with an HIV-positive diagnosis, Gay rights in Russia, women with HIV, Hepatitis C stigma and iconic historical figures.
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Health and Social Care Secretary orders ban on NHS pagers

Matt Hancock, Health and Social Care Secretary, has ordered the removal of NHS pagers for non-emergency communications by the end of 2021.
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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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