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National Health Service: Publicly-funded healthcare systems in the United Kingdom
The National Health Service (NHS) is the umbrella term for the publicly funded healthcare systems of the United Kingdom (UK). Since 1948 they have been funded out of general taxation. There are three systems which are referred to using the "NHS" name. Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland was created separately and although it does not use the name "NHS" it is still often to referred to as such, particularly in reference to the overall health system in the UK. The four systems were established in 1948 as part of major social reforms following the Second World War. The founding principles were that services should be comprehensive, universal and free at the point of delivery—a health service based on clinical need, not ability to pay. Each service provides a comprehensive range of health services, free at the point of use for people ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom apart from dental treatment and optical care. In England, NHS patients have to pay prescription charges; some, such as those aged over 60 and certain state benefit recipients, are exempt.

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Baby is first NHS patient to get drug for genetic condition [Video]

Baby is first NHS patient to get drug for genetic condition

A five-month-old baby has become the first patient in England to be treated with a potentially life-saving drug on the NHS that can prolong the lives of children with spinal muscular atrophy.Arthur..

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NHS workers and families visit new Lego Mythica attraction [Video]

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Legoland invited local NHS key workers and their families to be among the first guests to visit the new world, Lego Mythica, ahead of its unveiling to the public.Doctors, nurses and administration..

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Duchess of Cambridge gives speech at NHS charity drive-in in Edinburgh [Video]

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The Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to NHS workers during a speech at a drive-in cinema in Edinburgh.Kate was joined William at the unique event at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The couple, who are..

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Boris Johnson hospital visit [Video]

Boris Johnson hospital visit

Boris Johnson meets NHS staff and patients, including those who have undergone operations and cancer treatment, at a hospital in Colchester, Essex. Report by Taylorjo. Like us on Facebook at..

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Jacob Rees-Mogg defends 1% rise for NHS workers – 'The pay is right' [Video]

Jacob Rees-Mogg defends 1% rise for NHS workers – 'The pay is right'

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Duke of Cambridge receives his first Covid jab [Video]

Duke of Cambridge receives his first Covid jab

The Duke of Cambridge has received his first Covid jab as the vaccine rollout across the country continues.William, 38, was photographed being injected on Tuesday by NHS staff at London’s Science..

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YouTube and England's NHS join forces to tackle vaccine scepticism [Video]

YouTube and England's NHS join forces to tackle vaccine scepticism

The social media giant and England's National Health Service have come together in the latest campaign to tackle vaccine scepticism among younger people in the UK.

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Nightingale would be ‘roaring’ about 1% NHS pay offer, says Bonham Carter at service for nurses [Video]

Nightingale would be ‘roaring’ about 1% NHS pay offer, says Bonham Carter at service for nurses

Florence Nightingale would be “roaring” about the 1% pay rise offer for health staff, her relative Helena Bonham Carter has said.The Crown star said the renowned nurse who became known as The Lady..

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Dua Lipa’s Brits call for NHS pay rise sparks Government response [Video]

Dua Lipa’s Brits call for NHS pay rise sparks Government response

Dua Lipa called on the Government to give a pay rise to NHS and other frontline workers in her acceptance speech at the Brit Awards, forcing a Cabinet minister to respond to the demand in an appearance..

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Vaccines minister discusses plans for Covid booster jabs [Video]

Vaccines minister discusses plans for Covid booster jabs

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi says “the NHS team is already planning to be ready for deployment from September onwards” following reports that over 50s could get a third vaccine jab in the..

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Captain Tom 100 charity challenge launched at Lord's [Video]

Captain Tom 100 charity challenge launched at Lord's

The family of Second World War veteran and NHS fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore have launched a nationwide charity challenge in his honour on what would have been his 101st birthday.

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Captain Tom train leaves London to begin charity challenge [Video]

Captain Tom train leaves London to begin charity challenge

A special Great Western Railway train which has been named in honour of Captain Sir Tom Moore, has departed Paddington Station in London and will make 100 stops across the country over the weekend. It..

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Movement of vehicles on national highways up by 60-100%

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