National Health Service (England)

Publicly funded system of healthcare 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. Some services, such as emergency treatment and treatment of infectious diseases, are free for everyone, including visitors.

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Gloucestershire police force says residents are concerned about potential strain on local NHS
Credit: Independent - Published 5 hours ago

It will take a week or two before Britain's social distancing measures start to translate into lower hospitalization rates but there has been a bit of a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 hours ago

Death of youngest known victim of UK epidemic confirmed by NHS England
Credit: Independent - Published 7 hours ago

Chief nursing officer issues plea for public to observe social distancing rules in honour of dead nurses
Credit: Independent - Published 1 day ago

The government will write off £13.4bn of NHS debt to allow the health service to focus on the response to coronavirus crisis, the health secretary has said.
Credit: Independent - Published 2 days ago

NHS trusts ordered to step up testing of frontline medics, but ministers unable to say when mass testing will start
Credit: Independent - Published 3 days ago

Head of NHS Providers warns of 'some of the highest staff absences' ever - but suggests most of it is unnecessary
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

Plan could allow for countries to come out of lockdown more safely – but prompts privacy concerns
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

The death toll in England from the coronavirus outbreak rose 29% to 1,651 with one person as young as 19 dying without any underlying health conditions, the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

NHS England's medical director says "every one of us has a part to play" to keep the death toll down.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

The United Kingdom will have done well if it comes through the coronavirus crisis with fewer than 20,000 deaths, Stephen Powis, the national medical director of..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

England captain Heather Knight talks about volunteering for the NHS, team quizzes and no longer being a fair-weather cyclist during the coronavirus pandemic.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Britain is scaling up coronavirus testing for frontline National Health Service (NHS) staff, with hundreds of tests due to be carried out in coming days and many..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Britain will build a further two hospitals to handle coronavirus patients, the head of England's publicly funded National Health Service (NHS) said on Friday.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Call comes as UK prepares to 'Clap For Our Carers' in national display of support for NHS staff
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

The owner of a popular north London cafe is among more than 400,000 people who signed up to help Britain's National Health Service cope with the coronavirus..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Britain's health Minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday that 560,000 people had volunteered to help the National Health Service during the coronavirus crisis,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

All National Health Service (NHS) staff working in hospitals will be given free car parking during the coronavirus outbreak, Britain's health ministry said.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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