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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 make up the "NHS". 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, particularly those receiving state benefits, are exempt.

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Duke of Cambridge thanks NHS staff for vaccine work [Video]

Duke of Cambridge thanks NHS staff for vaccine work

The Duke of Cambridge spoke to frontline workers and volunteers from acrossthe UK via video call to hear more about their involvement in theadministration of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Medic appeals for public to stay at home over 'crucial weekend' [Video]

Medic appeals for public to stay at home over 'crucial weekend'

TV and NHS medic Dr Ranj Singh has urged members of the public to remain homeover the weekend, and encourages people not to bend the rules so as to helpstop the spread of Covid-19.

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London hospital treating three times number Covid patients [Video]

London hospital treating three times number Covid patients

A record number of Covid patients have died in the UK, with 1,564 deaths in a single day and hospital admissions topping 36,000. The pandemic has put colossal strain on the NHS and has seen one of..

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All you need to know from Boris Johnson's Commons Liaison Committee hearing [Video]

All you need to know from Boris Johnson's Commons Liaison Committee hearing

The Prime Minister expressed concern over a new Brazilian Covid-19 variant andthe threat of the NHS becoming overwhelmed during a Commons Liaison Committeehearing.

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PM: Very substantial risk of ICUs being overwhelmed [Video]

PM: Very substantial risk of ICUs being overwhelmed

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the risk of intensive care units being overwhelmed is "very substantial", although he could not give a prediction as to when. He added the strain on the NHS was..

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The next few weeks will be the worst for the NHS, says Chris Whitty [Video]

The next few weeks will be the worst for the NHS, says Chris Whitty

Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty tells BBC Breakfast "the next fewweeks will be the worst for the NHS" as he calls on the public to limit thecontact they have with others.

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London public health director: 'Stay at home' [Video]

London public health director: 'Stay at home'

The public health regional director for London, Professor Kevin Fenton, has urged all Londoners to stay at home, saying that pressures on the NHS will continue for three to four weeks. Report by..

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ICU doctor: ‘I’ve never seen the NHS under so much pressure’ [Video]

ICU doctor: ‘I’ve never seen the NHS under so much pressure’

Intensive care doctor Professor Rupert Pearse says he has “never seen the NHS under so much pressure” in the whole of his career. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at..

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London landmarks lit blue to honour key workers [Video]

London landmarks lit blue to honour key workers

London landmarks lit up blue to honour NHS and key workers as the coronaviruspandemic places huge pressure on medical staff across the country.

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New Year Honours recipients react to prestigious awards [Video]

New Year Honours recipients react to prestigious awards

Unsung heroes and key NHS workers who have helped during the Covid-19 pandemic have dominated the Queen's New Year's Honours this year. Also among the big names, Britain's seven-time Formula 1 world..

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NHS has not felt the impact impact of Christmas mixing - Jonathan Van-Tam [Video]

NHS has not felt the impact impact of Christmas mixing - Jonathan Van-Tam

Deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said the effects ofhousehold mixing on Christmas Day have not yet been felt by the NHS, which isin some areas already in a stretched position as..

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NHS boss thanks staff for hard work during 'toughest year' [Video]

NHS boss thanks staff for hard work during 'toughest year'

Sir Simon Stevens has thanked NHS staff for all their hard work during the health service's "toughest year" ever. The NHS chief executive praised nurses, doctors, therapists and countless other NHS..

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NHS doctor describes 'serious situation' in England's hospitals [Video]

NHS doctor describes 'serious situation' in England's hospitals

A&E doctor Sonia Adesara describes the circumstances in her hospital as NHSchief says health workers are ‘back in eye of storm’.

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Geri Horner delivers Christmas gifts to NHS staff [Video]

Geri Horner delivers Christmas gifts to NHS staff

Geri Horner recently delivered presents to frontline NHS workers in London to express her gratitude for their efforts.

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McKellen urges public to get Covid vaccine and praises NHS [Video]

McKellen urges public to get Covid vaccine and praises NHS

Sir Ian McKellen has urged the public to take the Covid vaccination if offered, describing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as a "friend" as he received the first ot two jabs at Queen Mary University..

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Welsh ambulance service under intense pressure due to Covid [Video]

Welsh ambulance service under intense pressure due to Covid

Wales has the highest infection rate in the UK, and the NHS there is under intense pressure - something ITV News witnessed after being invited to spend the day with paramedics. Patients had to be..

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Wales' Health Minister says NHS is 'having to make choices' due to Covid-19 [Video]

Wales' Health Minister says NHS is 'having to make choices' due to Covid-19

Wales' Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, said that the "NHS isn't overwhelmedbut it's having to make choices to make sure it doesn't become overwhelmed".It comes as cases have spiked in Wales following..

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World’s first antimicrobial face mask proven to reduce spread of Covid-19 [Video]

World’s first antimicrobial face mask proven to reduce spread of Covid-19

The NHS is trialling reusable masks in bid to reduce its environmentalfootprint, and the Royal Cornwall Hospital is working with tech start-up WiseProtec on a range of anti-viral face coverings.

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People with history of allergic reactions warned against getting vaccine [Video]

People with history of allergic reactions warned against getting vaccine

UK regulators have issued a warning that people who have a history of“significant” allergic reactions should not currently receive thePfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. It comes after two NHS staff..

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Matt Hancock: NHS faces 'Herculean task' to deploy Covid-19 vaccines [Video]

Matt Hancock: NHS faces 'Herculean task' to deploy Covid-19 vaccines

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the NHS faces a “Herculean task” to deployCovid-19 vaccines across the UK, telling the Commons: “This simple act ofvaccination is a tribute to scientific..

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Matt Hancock: NHS faces "Herculean task" rolling out vaccine [Video]

Matt Hancock: NHS faces "Herculean task" rolling out vaccine

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the NHS faces a “Herculean task” to deployCovid-19 vaccines across the UK, telling the Commons: “This simple act ofvaccination is a tribute to scientific..

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First Covid-19 vaccinations take place in Wales [Video]

First Covid-19 vaccinations take place in Wales

Care home workers, NHS staff and people aged 80 and over receive the first ofthe Pfizer/BioNTech jabs at a vaccination centre in Cardiff, on the first dayof the largest immunisation programme in the..

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Nurse on Vaccine [Video]

Nurse on Vaccine

NHS nurse May Parsons administered the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in the UK, outside of trials. She said she's administered hundreds of doses of other vaccines, but never with this much..

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