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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.


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.


Leveraging AI-powered speech recognition tech to reduce NHS staff burnout

Dr Simon Wallace, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Nuance, ponders the burnout epidemic amongst healthcare professionals and how leveraging AI-powered speech recognition technology can prevent it.
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Metrogel and rosex gel as a treatment for acne rosacea

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, examines how metronidazole gel works as a treatment for acne rosacea, how effective it is and how to use it.
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UK Government to only vaccinate vulnerable children

Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said that children who were vulnerable, living with clinically vulnerable family or almost 18 would be given the COVID vaccine.

Frontline NHS staff are no longer required to self-isolate

From Monday 19th July double vaccinated frontline NHS and social care staff who have been told to self-isolate will be permitted to attend work .
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Flu jab will be freely available to more than 35 million people this winter

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that over 35 million people will have access to a free flu vaccine this winter.

How lighting-as-a-service can transform patient care and free up £3bn in resources

Harvey Sinclair, CEO, eEnergy, discusses how adopting a lighting-as-a-service model can transform the NHS’ patient care, front line worker well-being and free up £3 billion in resources.
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British Medical Association say NHS “already under immense pressure”

The British Medical Association (BMA) today (7 July) responded to UK 'unlockdown' plans - labelling the suspension of all protective measures as "incoherent", with the NHS under "immense pressure".
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Biobanks to support medical research focus

With the current focus on public health worldwide, Arthur Goudena, Marketing Manager of PHC Europe, explains how one of Europe’s leading biobanks plays a growing role in supporting medical research.
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NHS digital publishes data on the health of LGB adults for the first time

National representative data on the health outcomes and health behaviours of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults in England has been published by NHS Digital for the first time.

Volunteers are a vital part of the NHS’ past, present and future

Mark Lever, Chief Executive, Helpforce, discusses the importance of volunteers throughout the NHS’ history and for its future.
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Government invests £2.45 million to improve childbirth care

Maternity safety minister Nadine Dorries has announced £2.45 million in funding for the NHS to improve the safety of women and babies during childbirth.
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UK to give third COVID dose for over-50s before winter

The UK Government will begin rollout of a third COVID dose for over-50s and vulnerable individuals, with the NHS given the go-ahead to create their pre-winter vaccination plan.
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Utilising digital technology to enable whole-system integration in healthcare

Here, Lisa Riley, Vice President of Strategic Product and Partnership Development for the VitalHub group of companies in the UK, assesses how integrated digital healthcare is helping to transform the NHS.
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How a focus on prevention can improve the nation’s health in the wake of...

Anna Nightingale, VP Head R&D, EMEA at GSK Consumer Healthcare, argues that we need to start focussing on prevention - empowering citizens to take ownership of their health by being health literate if the UK is to overcome the bleak state of the nation’s health It’s a well-known fact that...
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Female health & wellness should be a priority as the NHS rebuilds following COVID-19

FemTechLab brings together experts to discusses why female health and wellness should be a top priority as the National Health Service (NHS) rebuilds following COVID-19.
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UK Government to sell NHS patient data to third parties

The UK Government will permanently transfer all NHS patient data to a database tomorrow (23 June), which will then be sold to third parties - today is the last chance to opt-out.
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COVID vaccines to be mandatory for care home workers

The UK Government will make COVID vaccination mandatory for care home workers, with the possibility that NHS workers will also be required to get the jab.
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Researchers say new method of classifying race can improve health outcomes

South Asians have the highest rate of type 2 diabetes in the UK, due to a mix of racial and socioeconomic factors - now, researchers say that a more nuanced method of classifying race could improve their health outcomes.
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North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust partners with ReStart

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (NTHFT) partners with ReStart to deliver integration into the Great North Care Record.
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Study finds 37% of doctors wanted to quit before COVID-19

A new study by The University of Manchester found that 37% of GPs intended to quit direct patient care, even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

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