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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.

NHS technology

Government to invest over £130 million in new NHS technology

Patients will benefit from significant government investment in new NHS technology to improve treatment, diagnosis and care options for diseases including cancer.
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Health and social care network – a vision or reality?

Mike Thomas, Managing Director of Innopsis, the trade association for suppliers of digital infrastructure and services to the UK public sector asks if a health and social care network is a vision or reality.
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NHS Confederation responds to Spending Round announcement

Welcome extra funding for capital, workforce and social care will plug gaps in the short term but falls short of what’s needed, says NHS Confederation.
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Can CBD kick your Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Simon Manthorpe, CEO of EOS Scientific, explains why CBD oil could be the answer for a calming solution to Seasonal Affective Disorder.
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Chancellor announces funding boost for frontline NHS staff

Chancellor Sajid Javid will announce a new multi-million-pound package of support to train and retain NHS staff as part of the Spending Round.
pension taxation

Guidance to reduce NHS pension taxation impact published

Guidance outlining measures that can be taken to reduce the impact of pension taxation on the NHS has been published by NHS Employers.
Mindfulness

Mindfulness, mental health, wellbeing and poverty

Karma Jiga, CEO of the Nilupul Foundation introduces adapted Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBI) that reveals positive changes in health and wellbeing for the socioeconomic deprived (SED).
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Giving young people a fighting chance to combat mental health issues

With the health service stretched to capacity, Boxing Gym charity, Empire Fighting Chance, has developed a model to help young people combat mental health issues
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Does the future of the NHS rest on its staff learning to ‘speak data’?

Paul Heather, Head of Public Sector & Health, Tableau Software, discusses how the NHS is using data to support preventative, predictive and personalised care.
The National Stroke Programme

The National Stroke Programme for England: How to achieve world-class stroke care

Juliet Bouverie, Chief Executive of the Stroke Association, tells us how the NHS Long Term Plan and National Stroke Programme have the potential to transform stroke services across England in the next five years.
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Brexit, Boris and attracting NHS talent: What could go wrong?

Jo Sellick discusses his opinion on the future of the NHS, which bravely faces Brexit and Boris Johnson, migration limitations and an ageing population.
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How diabetes can affect the eyes

With diabetes on the increase in the UK, Dr Louise Gow, Specialist Lead for Eye Health at The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) explains more about the condition and how it can affect the eyes.
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Hand hygiene helps reduce HCAIs

Chris Wakefield, Vice President at GOJO Industries-Europe Ltd, highlights how hand hygiene systems reduce the spread of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI).
healthcare workers

86% of healthcare workers say they need more mental health support

86% of healthcare workers say that the healthcare industry needs to do more to support the mental health of their staff who are invaluable to the country.
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Prime Minister announces £25 million cash boost to protect hospices

PM Boris Johnson has announced a £25 million cash injection to protect hospices and palliative care services which support around 200,000 people at the end of their lives.
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GP waiting times drive rise in ‘Dr Google’

Stats reveal more than 100 million health searches were made through Google as GP waiting times continue to increase.
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What do we do when health care isn’t working?

We read stories and listen to news bulletins about the problems in health care that impact not just individuals but also NHS staff. So, what is going on and why is nothing working?.
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UK government acts to stop anti-vaccination movement

PM Johnson wants to improve vaccination uptake after more than 230 cases of measles were reported in the UK due to the anti-vaccination movement.
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Diabetes focus: The role of nutraceuticals in preventing illness

Pete Tate, CEO and Founder of MedTate, explains the role of nutraceuticals in preventing illness when it comes to diabetes in the UK.
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NHS calls on A-level students to join the NHS

As nearly half a million students got their A-level results yesterday, NHS leaders are calling on young people to consider a career in nursing and join the NHS.

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