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National Health Service

Public healthcare providers in the United Kingdom

The National Health Service (NHS) is the system of public healthcare providers in the United Kingdom. It includes the National Health Service in England, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales, and Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland. They were established together in 1948 as one of the 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. 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. The English NHS also requires patients to pay prescription charges with a range of exemptions from these charges.

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The case of Jack Williment-Barr, the four-year-old boy who was forced to sleep on a hospital floor as he waited in A&E, has brought attention on the state of the..
Credit: Independent - Published 17 hours ago

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Compare where the parties stand on key issues - from Brexit and the NHS to education and the environment.
Credit: BBC News - Published 22 hours ago

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland claimed that protesters who heckled Matt Hancock were engaged in 'public disorder'
Credit: Independent - Published 1 day ago

Liberal Democrats warn that replacements will be deterred by new visa and health surcharge fees after UK leaves the EU
Credit: Independent - Published 1 day ago

An refugee doctor would love to work in the UK, and the NHS would love to have him - but there's a hitch.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

Exclusive: Another child had to wait 17 hours at Birmingham Children's Hospital over the weekend as pressure mounts on Boris Johnson
Credit: Independent - Published 2 days ago

John McDonnell says allegation made to distract attention away from NHS scandal
Credit: Independent - Published 2 days ago

With the general election only days away, every party is making big commitments on NHS spending.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

Image of sick young boy sleeping on clinic floor could become election's pivotal moment, health correspondent Shaun Lintern writes
Credit: Independent - Published 2 days ago

Chris Hopson says election debate has "fallen short" with regard to long-term solutions for the NHS.
Credit: BBC News - Published 3 days ago

'Highly deceptive' advert condemned as 'behaviour that makes people lose faith in politics'
Credit: Independent - Published 3 days ago

'It was chaos,' says the child's mother
Credit: Independent - Published 3 days ago

Details of 'Australian-style points system' – which would only allow lower-skilled migrants to stay in UK temporarily – trigger backlash
Credit: Independent - Published 3 days ago

Boris Johnson has publicly admitted that only 31,000 of Tories' 50,000 "more" nurses pledge for the NHS will actually be new recruits.
Credit: Independent - Published 3 days ago

Labour says the documents show the NHS would be "for sale" under a post-Brexit trade deal with the US.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

Social platform says Russian campaign appears to be run similarly to past disinformation structures on social media
Credit: Independent - Published 5 days ago

Leaders trade blows over Brexit, economy, the NHS and racism - but neither lands a killer punch
Credit: Independent - Published 5 days ago

Prime minister would have faced grilling on trust, the NHS and social care, says veteran broadcaster
Credit: Independent - Published 6 days ago

Don't go to work or send children to school until 48 hours after symptoms have gone, NHS bosses say.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 days ago

Boris Johnson has likened leaked documents showing the US and UK held talks about the NHS after Brexit to faked photos of UFOs.
Credit: Independent - Published 6 days ago

Where the political parties stand on the NHS, Brexit and other key issues
Credit: Independent - Published 6 days ago

NHS talking therapy service leaves patients in limbo for months, BBC investigation shows.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

'It should prove easier to overcome these challenges with the UK as an individual negotiating partner'
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Trump now reckons he doesn't want anything to do with the NHS, and if you believe that one, then there's plenty more where it came from
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Dominic Raab has admitted the US will be able to ramp up the cost of drugs bought by the NHS after Brexit, but insisted the prospect is "hugely unlikely".
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that Britain's National Health Service would not be on the table during talks over a trade deal between the two..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Jeremy Corbyn also urges Boris Johnson to halt negotiations following clams that health service is 'up for sale'
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

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