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National Health Service (England): Publicly-funded healthcare system in England
The National Health Service (NHS) is the publicly funded healthcare system in England, and one of the four National Health Service systems in the United Kingdom. It is the second largest single-payer healthcare system in the world after the Brazilian Sistema Único de Saúde. Primarily funded by the government from general taxation, and overseen by the Department of Health and Social Care, the NHS provides healthcare to all legal English residents and residents from other regions of the UK, with most services free at the point of use for most people. The NHS also conducts research through the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).

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NHS gears up for 'most difficult winter yet' [Video]

NHS gears up for 'most difficult winter yet'

Virus’ are causing a spike in emergency admissions while hospitals are struggling to free-up much-needed beds. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

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Labour: NHS is being 'let down by weak leadership' [Video]

Labour: NHS is being 'let down by weak leadership'

The NHS "is being let down by the weak leadership of Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Steve Barclay," says Labour Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Thangam Debbonaire. She adds that Labour would..

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Grant Shapps: ‘No request’ for Army as strikes loom [Video]

Grant Shapps: ‘No request’ for Army as strikes loom

Grant Shapps says there is “no request” at the moment for the Armed Forces to step in and help the NHS during a winter of strikes. However, the business secretary adds: “We want to make sure that..

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Senior nurse explains why she is going on strike [Video]

Senior nurse explains why she is going on strike

A senior nurse has told ITV News why she is going on strike this December, saying: “I’m not willing to watch the NHS crumble underneath my feet.” It comes as nurses in England, Wales and Northern..

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Sunak: Pay rise requested by nurse union is ‘obviously unaffordable’ [Video]

Sunak: Pay rise requested by nurse union is ‘obviously unaffordable’

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says he has "enormous respect" for nurses but the 19% pay rise requested by the union is "obviously unaffordable". It comes as nurses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland..

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Health Secretary says his 'door is open to talk' with RCN [Video]

Health Secretary says his 'door is open to talk' with RCN

Health & Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay says his 'door is open to talk' with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) after it announced strike action for two days in December across England, Wales and..

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Dodds: Labour would do ‘everything in their power’ to stop nurses strike [Video]

Dodds: Labour would do ‘everything in their power’ to stop nurses strike

Shadow Women & Equalities Secretary Anneliese Dodds says if Labour were in government, they would do “everything in their power” to stop the nurses strike. Nurses in England, Wales and Northern..

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PM: We need to support people to move out of hospitals [Video]

PM: We need to support people to move out of hospitals

Prime minister Rishi Sunak says more support needs to be given to help patients move out of hospitals as the NHS prepares for the winter season. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at..

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Health Minister admits NHS waiting list will get longer [Video]

Health Minister admits NHS waiting list will get longer

Health and Social Care Minister Will Quince MP has admitted that NHS waiting lists will get bigger next year before they reduce as the government seeks to invest more money into the health service to..

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George Osborne: “I suspect the NHS will be ringfenced” [Video]

George Osborne: “I suspect the NHS will be ringfenced”

Speaking to The Andrew Neil Show, former chancellor George Osborne says the NHS is likely to be ringfenced in Jeremy Hunt's Autumn statement. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Labour's Lisa Nandy on Jeremy Hunt's plan for cuts [Video]

Labour's Lisa Nandy on Jeremy Hunt's plan for cuts

Shadow Levelling Up Secretary Lisa Nandy says Jeremy Hunt has "mooted the idea of very significant cuts to public services like the National Health Service" even though he "brought the NHS to its..

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NHS director warns of Covid and flu waves this winter [Video]

NHS director warns of Covid and flu waves this winter

NHS National Medical Director Sir Stephen Powis says, “there’s no doubt this is going to be a challenging winter” with “waves of Covid and flu”. He says NHS England are providing additional..

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NHS launches world-first genetic testing service [Video]

NHS launches world-first genetic testing service

The NHS has launched the world's first national genetic testing service which will be able to diagnose and potentially save the lives of thousands of severely ill children and babies within days rather..

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Health Sec: I will adopt localised approach to NHS issues [Video]

Health Sec: I will adopt localised approach to NHS issues

The health secretary says she plans to adopt a "localised" and "detailed" approach to help tackle "a variety of issues" within health and social care. Thérèse Coffey says she wishes to "work in..

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Cases of flu, RSV (a respiratory virus) and now norovirus are rising - all common winter bugs.
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Unions could coordinate strikes across NHS for 'maximum impact'

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Union leaders could coordinate industrial action across the NHS this winter to cause "maximum impact", the head of the GMB has suggested.
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NHS 'winter war rooms' launched to manage pressure on hospitals

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Dozens of NHS "traffic control centres" are live across England in a move aimed at managing pressure on the service more effectively.
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Up to 100,000 nurses to strike next month - is your local NHS employer affected?

Up to 100,000 nurses will go on strike next month in a dispute over pay.
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Nearly one in four 16-year-old girls using NHS mental health services

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Nearly a quarter of 16-year-old girls in England have been in contact with NHS mental health, autism and learning disability services in the past year.
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NHS nurses to go on strike in December over pay dispute

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NHS nurses are to strike for two days in December in a dispute over pay and patient safety.
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Mental health trust where patients 'bullied and mocked' told to make widespread changes

mental health trust where patients 'bullied and mocked' told to make widespread changes
One of the biggest NHS mental health services has been told it must make "widespread reforms" after some staff were filmed allegedly abusing patients on mental health wards.
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Rising costs set to wipe out 90% of newly announced NHS funding

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Nearly all of the new NHS funding announced by the chancellor will be eaten up by the costs of inflation and growing demand, with just £800m left over for the improvement of services.
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Education, NHS, defence and HS2: Which are the autumn statement winners and losers?

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Jeremy Hunt has set out a raft of tax rises and spending cuts, in a bid to "tackle the cost of living crisis".
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Plans to cut backlog for NHS treatment and cancer care at 'serious risk'

plans to cut backlog for nhs treatment and cancer care at 'serious risk'
Plans to slash long waits for NHS treatment and cancer care by 2025 are in serious jeopardy, a damning report has concluded.
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Health Secretary Steve Barclay hints at more money for NHS in autumn statement

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Health Secretary Steve Barclay has strongly hinted that the chancellor's autumn statement on Thursday will involve giving more money to the NHS.
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'Alarm bells should be ringing': NHS leaders more concerned about this winter than any previous one

'alarm bells should be ringing': nhs leaders more concerned about this winter than any previous one
Some 85% of NHS trust leaders say they are more concerned about this winter than any previous one during their career.
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Thousands more NHS workers being balloted for strike action

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NHS workers in roles such as blood and transplant services are among nearly 10,000 people being balloted over action that could see them walk off the job as soon as January.
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New tiny microscope 'could speed up breast cancer treatment' and cut waiting lists

new tiny microscope 'could speed up breast cancer treatment' and cut waiting lists
A tiny microscope that can be manoeuvred through small spaces inside the body during surgery could speed up breast cancer treatment and help cut NHS waiting lists, say scientists.
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PM confronted by NHS patient on nurses' pay during hospital visit

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Rishi Sunak was confronted by a 77-year-old NHS patient on nurses' pay during a visit to a hospital in south London.
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Make all NHs pothole-free in a month, govt orders officials

Concerned over reports of potholes on National Highways (NHs), the road transport ministry has directed its officers across regions to make the entire NH network “pothole-free” in a month. Sources..
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NHS issues urgent call for more black blood donors to treat sickle cell

The NHS has issued an urgent call for blood donors from the black community to help treat sickle cell.
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Nurses leaving for better-paid jobs in shops because 'they can't afford to work for NHS'

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NHS staff are leaving for better-paid jobs in shops and hospitality because of the cost-of-living crisis, a report has warned.
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NHS staff told to take 'extra caution' extracting organs after 'brain-dead' baby starts breathing

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NHS staff have been told to take "extra caution" when extracting organs after a baby who was declared brain-dead began breathing again.
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COVID hospital admissions in England highest since August amid new 'autumn wave'

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A new autumn wave of coronavirus has seen the number of patients in hospital with the virus hit the highest level since August, the latest NHS data suggests.
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Labour promises face-to-face GP appointments and online bookings

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A Labour government would require all surgeries to allow bookings through the NHS app to end "the days of waiting on the phone at 8am to book an appointment".
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Spending cuts made necessary by mini-budget 'could finish NHS'

spending cuts made necessary by mini-budget 'could finish nhs'
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As polls loom in state, Centre sends senior officials to Gujarat to rapidly fix NH complaints

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New NHS data reveals how best to avoid A&E waits

Not a single NHS Trust in England out of 111 met A&E waiting time targets during the year from April 2021 to March 2022.
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New NHS data reveals decade of decline under Tories that Liz Truss must reverse

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As Liz Truss becomes prime minister, the NHS in England is at historically catastrophic levels on virtually every assessable measure.
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Care home residents, staff and housebound people to get COVID boosters from Monday

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Care home residents, staff and people that are housebound will start receiving their autumn COVID booster jabs from Monday, NHS England has said.
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Routine asymptomatic COVID testing among NHS and care home workers to be 'paused'

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Routine COVID testing among NHS and care home workers in England who do not have symptoms, along with some patients, will be "paused" from 31 August as case rates and hospitalisations fall.
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The iron lady: Doctor and pop star's wife Emily MacDonagh highlights iron deficiencies in women

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A campaign highlighting the importance of a balanced diet that includes enough iron is being launched by Dr Emily MacDonagh, an NHS medic and wife music star Peter Andre.
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First real-world study gives detailed new insights into when people with COVID are infectious

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Most people with mild COVID-19 are still infectious five days after symptoms begin, a study suggests, throwing into question current NHS guidance on how long to avoid contact with others.
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NHS trust that gave out teabags to staff says gesture has been 'taken out of context' after backlash

nhs trust that gave out teabags to staff says gesture has been 'taken out of context' after backlash
An NHS trust that gave teabags to staff as a "little treat to say thank you" says it's a shame that the gesture has been "taken out of context".
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Ransomware attack on NHS systems could take weeks to fix, major IT provider warns

ransomware attack on nhs systems could take weeks to fix, major it provider warns
A cyberattack that hit a major IT provider for the NHS and severely affected the 111 service involved ransomware and could take up to four weeks to fix, it has emerged.
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Ambulances took almost an hour on average to get to patients in England last month

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NHS gender clinic could face legal action over alleged 'failings in care'

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'NHS broken beyond repair': Heart attack and stroke patients waiting half an hour longer for ambulances than pre-pandemic

'nhs broken beyond repair': heart attack and stroke patients waiting half an hour longer for ambulances than pre-pandemic
People in life-threatening conditions in England had a record wait for an ambulance to arrive last month.
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NHS worker wins £1m lottery jackpot just before getting all-clear from cancer

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An NHS worker has said she feels "really lucky" after winning a £1m lottery jackpot just before getting the all-clear from her breast cancer treatment.
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NHS England reduces two-year waits for treatment but 12-month delays soar

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NHS England says the number of people waiting two years or more for treatment has been dramatically reduced as part of its plan to address delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Ministers coordinating 'resilience response' after 'major' cyber attack hits NHS systems across UK

Ministers are coordinating a "resilience response" to deal with a cyber attack affecting NHS systems across the UK.
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Sunak pledges to fine patients who miss GP appointments £10 as Truss pitches herself as 'education prime minister'

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Rishi Sunak has pledged to introduce a temporary £10 fine for NHS patients who fail to attend a GP appointment as he tries to bridge the gap with Liz Truss in the Tory leadership race.
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NHS to shut down gender identity clinic

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The NHS is shutting down its gender identity clinic for children and young people at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust to build a "more resilient service" by expanding provision.
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Pandemic drinking could cause thousands of extra deaths over next 20 years, NHS says

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Excess drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic could end up leading to thousands of extra deaths and hospital admissions over the next 20 years, health experts have warned.
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NHS faces 'greatest workforce crisis' in history - putting safety at 'serious risk', MPs say

nhs faces 'greatest workforce crisis' in history - putting safety at 'serious risk', mps say
"The greatest workforce crisis" in the history of the NHS is putting patients and staff at "serious risk", MPs have said in a damning new report.
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NHS must 'redouble' efforts to vaccinate hard-to-reach communities as cases rise, MPs warn

nhs must 'redouble' efforts to vaccinate hard-to-reach communities as cases rise, mps warn
The NHS must "redouble" its efforts to vaccinate hard-to-reach communities as coronavirus cases continue to rise, MPs warn. 
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NHS in year-round crisis: June waits worse than any winter

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Queen jokes with nurses as she awards NHS bosses the George Cross for health service's role in the COVID pandemic

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The Queen joked with frontline workers as she awarded NHS bosses from the four nations the prestigious George Cross for the health service's work during the pandemic.
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Restrictions could be reintroduced if rise in COVID cases hits NHS backlog, minister warns

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COVID restrictions could be reintroduced if a rising number of cases has an impact on the NHS backlog, a minister has said.
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Huge rise in searches for bowel cancer symptoms after Deborah James dies

The number of people checking bowel cancer symptoms on the NHS website increased tenfold after the death of Dame Deborah James, the health service has said.
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NHS shake-up could see blood pressure checks in betting shops

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People in some parts of England could be offered blood pressure checks in betting shops under the biggest shake-up of the NHS for a decade.
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Patients asked to travel for treatment in NHS 'final push' to 'virtually eliminate two-year waiters'

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People waiting two or more years for a medical procedure are being encouraged to seek treatment in a different part of the country where services aren't so stretched.
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