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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. Some services, such as emergency treatment and treatment of infectious diseases, are free for most people, including visitors.

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Duchess of Cornwall pays tribute to ‘backbone of country’ NHS volunteers [Video]

Duchess of Cornwall pays tribute to ‘backbone of country’ NHS volunteers

The Duchess of Cornwall thanks volunteers across the country for the acts of kindness they provide to mark the start of Volunteers’ Week.

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How will the coronavirus test-and-trace system work? [Video]

How will the coronavirus test-and-trace system work?

Boris Johnson has announced that NHS England’s contact-tracing system aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus will go live on Thursday.

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Hunt: Use NHS to avoid spike in non-Covid deaths [Video]

Hunt: Use NHS to avoid spike in non-Covid deaths

Jeremy Hunt has urged people to use NHS services for life-threatening, non-coronavirus related illnesses. The chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee said: “The issue at the moment is..

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Stevens urges heart and stroke patients to use NHS services [Video]

Stevens urges heart and stroke patients to use NHS services

The chief executive of the NHS in England has urged people concerned about having a stroke or heart attack to come forward for care. Sir Simon Stevens said the NHS will be redesigning the way in which..

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'Cultural factors' in NHS contribute to BAME figures [Video]

'Cultural factors' in NHS contribute to BAME figures

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair of the Council of the British Medical Association, says that “cultural factors” within medical settings are contributing to the disproportionate outcomes of BAME medical..

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NHS Chief Executive praises role of nurses [Video]

NHS Chief Executive praises role of nurses

NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens has praised the work of nurses in the NHS on International Nurses Day and says the Coronavirus pandemic has helped shine a light on the fantastic work they do. Report..

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NHS able to restart urgent procedures [Video]

NHS able to restart urgent procedures

Matt Hancock says the NHS is able to restart some services such as urgent procedures as the number of Covid-19 cases comes down. The Health Secretary insisted that the NHS remains open and it is safe..

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NHS Covid-19 app goes live in Isle of Wight [Video]

NHS Covid-19 app goes live in Isle of Wight

Tthe new NHS 24 app launches in Isle of Wight to provide people with the latest advice and information about Covid-19.

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Father recovers from Covid-19 coma in time for son's birthday [Video]

Father recovers from Covid-19 coma in time for son's birthday

A father-of-two who spent 19 days in an induced coma in hospital has recovered from coronavirus and returned home in time to celebrate his son’s second birthday. Omar Taylor, 31, was applauded by NHS..

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Medical director for England renews appeal for people to get medical help when they need it [Video]

Medical director for England renews appeal for people to get medical help when they need it

Professor Stephen Powis renewed an appeal for people to get medical help when they need it, and to be not be put off by the epidemic. The medical director for NHS England said that people experiencing..

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Labour of love: Baker spends 5 days creating giant rainbow cake for NHS staff [Video]

Labour of love: Baker spends 5 days creating giant rainbow cake for NHS staff

An out-of-work baker uses 90 eggs and 55kgs of ingredients over five days to create a rainbow cake which she donates to NHS staff at her local hospital. Video credit: Cakes by Carol.

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Matt Hancock: UK at peak of Covid-19 outbreak [Video]

Matt Hancock: UK at peak of Covid-19 outbreak

Health Secretary Matt Hancock, making a statement to the Commons, said the NHS has “for the first time” more than 3,000 spare critical care beds. He said: “That is more than three times more than..

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Nurse applauded by NHS colleagues after winning Covid-19 fight [Video]

Nurse applauded by NHS colleagues after winning Covid-19 fight

A nurse is applauded by colleagues after winning her battle with coronavirus. Millie Magadlela spent three days on a ventilator fighting Covid-19 in the critical care unit at the University Hospital of..

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Veteran raises over five million pounds for UK health service [Video]

Veteran raises over five million pounds for UK health service

A 99-year-old British army veteran has raised more than £5 million for the health service in the UK by completing 100 laps of his garden in central England. Edward Baran reports.

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All you need to know from the latest coronavirus briefing [Video]

All you need to know from the latest coronavirus briefing

There is “increasing evidence” that the number of hospital admissions for Covid-19 are stabilising, NHS England’s medical director has said while the chancellor warned of tougher times ahead for..

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Spurs reverse decision to furlough non-playing staff after fan opposition [Video]

Spurs reverse decision to furlough non-playing staff after fan opposition

Tottenham Hotspur reverse their decision to furlough their non-playing staff following criticism from their supporters.

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A Grateful PM Boris Johnson Thanks NHS: 'It Could Have Gone Either Way' [Video]

A Grateful PM Boris Johnson Thanks NHS: 'It Could Have Gone Either Way'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday tweeted a video of effusive thanks to the National Health Service. Reuters reports Johnson said “it could have gone either way” for him while he was..

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Matt Hancock announces new NHS contact tracing app in fight against coronavirus [Video]

Matt Hancock announces new NHS contact tracing app in fight against coronavirus

Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock announces a new NHS contact tracing app will be rolled out across the UK in order to keep people informed if they have been in contact with anyone who has..

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British Prime Minister Released From Hospital [Video]

British Prime Minister Released From Hospital

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanked the National Health Service for saving his life. He said “things could have gone either way” while he was in intensive care in the hospital. According..

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UK deaths near 9,000, no sign of lockdown easing [Video]

UK deaths near 9,000, no sign of lockdown easing

Britain has not yet reached the COVID-19 peak which would allow for an easing of tight restrictions of movement, health minister Matt Hancock said on Saturday, as the death toll in British hospitals..

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Matt Hancock: All key NHS and social care workers who need tests will receive them [Video]

Matt Hancock: All key NHS and social care workers who need tests will receive them

At the daily coronavirus press breifing, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announces all key NHS and social care workers who need to be tested for Covid-19 will receive tests.

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Premier League footballers launch fund for NHS charities [Video]

Premier League footballers launch fund for NHS charities

Premier League footballers, facing pressure to accept wage cuts during the coronavirus outbreak, have launched a fund to raise money for National Health Service (NHS) charities to help tackle the..

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Timelapse shows construction of new coronavirus hospital in Birmingham [Video]

Timelapse shows construction of new coronavirus hospital in Birmingham

NHS England have released a timelapse video showing the construction of a new hospital in Birmingham aimed to helping ease the volume of patients with coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: 12-year-old among latest confirmed deaths as England's hospital tally almost outstrips Spain's total fatalities

Updated NHS England data puts nation's hospital death toll just 83 behind figure for entirety of Spain
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Coronavirus: Test-and-trace to launch next week after 25,000 trackers recruited

But NHS app not expected to be ready in time
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Coronavirus: UK's testing strategy 'undermining confidence' of NHS staff and patients, warn doctors

Royal College of GPs leader urges Matt Hancock to move away from 'arbitrary' targets
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Coronavirus: NHS whistleblowers 'threatened with job loss' for speaking out on PPE

Revelation comes amid mounting concerns that lack of transparency is preventing life-saving information being openly shared
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David Gomoh stabbing: NHS worker 'was beautiful boy'

David Gomoh's mother praises her son, who was killed days after his father died with coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: NHS contact tracing app must not be released to public without privacy protections, MPs say

Joint Committee on Human Rights calls for new law on data use and an independent regulator
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Coronavirus: Drug dealers 'making fake NHS ID badges' to move around during lockdown, report warns

Gang members are also dressing as joggers and doing 'letterbox deliveries', report finds
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Coronavirus: New NHS contact-tracing app vulnerable to 'malicious false alerts', warn experts

Individuals could send out false alerts causing people to self-isolate unnecessarily and hackers could generate 'proximity events'
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Staggered work times expected in government exit strategy as NHS contact-tracing app tested

Full government roadmap expected this week
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Coronavirus death toll in English hospitals rises to 21,180

A total of 21,180 people have died in hospital in England after testing positive for the new coronavirus, up by 327 in a 24-hour period, the National Health Service for England said on Sunday.
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NHS coronavirus app to be trialled on Isle of Wight this week and rolled out nationally 'by end of May

A new NHS app to help trace those who have come into contact with coronavirus will be rolled out later this month, the government has said.
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Coronavirus: Parents urged to keep up child vaccinations

NHS England says all essential vaccinations are still being provided despite the coronavirus outbreak.
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Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist 'left woman in agony'

The cases of 136 patients of a Royal Derby Hospital gynaecologist are being reviewed by NHS England.
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NHS hospitals to restore elective treatments for cancer, heart disease and other conditions as experts suggest first coronavirus peak passing

Chief medical officer warns still a 'very long way to go' to defeat virus
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Coronavirus: NHS contact tracing app needs 60% take-up to be successful, expert warns

Oxford professor developing technology also agrees 'lives would have been saved' if ministers had not delayed contact tracing
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Ex-Sheffield United owner Kevin McCabe giving NHS face masks

Kevin McCabe used his business links to get masks flown from China for use in Manchester and Yorkshire.
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NHS calls on coronavirus survivors to donate blood as trials of pioneering plasma treatment begin

Plasma transfusions may help Covid-19 patients' 'speed of recovery and chances of survival'
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Coronavirus: Health Secretary unable to say whether NHS will run out of protective gowns this weekend

Health Secretary says he has no 'magic wand' to fix situation
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Coronavirus: English NHS trust chief contacts BBC to plead with Burberry to make gowns for staff due to run out this weekend

'The official line that we don't have a shortage of PPE is fantasy,' says desperate NHS trust chief
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Coronavirus: NHS staff death toll rises to 27, up eight from last week

Health secretary Matt Hancock says every death will be investigated – and promises to 'look into' reports care home providers will have to pay £1.20 for new badges
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Coronavirus: Home Office urged to grant automatic visa extensions to care workers as well as NHS staff

Care workers should not have to go through 'costly and burdensome' visa process during pandemic, say MPs
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Pret A Manger backs Help The Hungry campaign by opening 10 shop kitchens close to NHS hospitals

Shops will be available for takeaway and delivery only and have been selected according to proximity to key London hospitals
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Coronavirus: NHS staff could be forced to reuse PPE, as leaked document shows 'last resort' plans

Public Health England acknowledged 'safe reuse of items' was now under consideration to protect resources
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England Women: Lionesses donate to #PlayersTogether to help NHS during coronavirus pandemic

England Women donate to the #PlayersTogether fund to support NHS and other frontline staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
BBC News - Published

England Women donate to players' initiative to support NHS

England Women donate to the #PlayersTogether fund to support NHS and other frontline staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: Winchester medical student graduates early

Junior doctor Molly Dineen has graduated early to help NHS workers in the fight against coronavirus.
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Military units deployed to provide ambulance services to help NHS during coronavirus crisis

Army, navy and RAF units begin medical evacuation work on the ground and in the air
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In video message, Boris Johnson says medics saved his life

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson left hospital on Sunday and thanked the National Health Service for saving his life, saying "things could have gone either way" for him as he battled COVID-19.
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UK coronavirus hospital deaths pass 10,000 after 657 die in England in last day

NHS England says a further 657 people have died in hospital in England after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total deaths there to 9,594.
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson praises NHS as country's greatest national asset after saying 'he could have gone either way'

'We will defeat this coronavirus and defeat it together,' says prime minister. 'We will win because our NHS is the beating heart of this country. It is the best of this country. It is unconquerable. It..
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Coronavirus: NHS needs more gowns, minister admits amid growing pressure for government to apologise over lack of PPE

As nurses without personal protective equipment told they can refuse to treat patients
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'I've already lost my home in Syria. I don't want to lose another': Refugee starts new job as NHS hospital cleaner to fight coronavirus pandemic

'Seeing Britain struggling, I thought I needed to do something,' he says
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Man charged with fraud after 'pretending to be NHS worker to get six free nights at a hotel'

Police say he claimed to work in the local A&E department
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Coronavirus: NHS tributes painted near Nightingale Hospital

NHS staff will be able to see the messages travelling to and from Nightingale Hospital North West.
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NHS initiative not a knee-jerk reaction, says Bournemouth skipper

The Premier League players' NHS initiative was not a knee-jerk reaction to the Health Secretary's comments on wages, says Bournemouth captain Simon Francis.
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Premier League players launch initiative to help NHS

Premier League players launch a "collective initiative" to help generate and distribute funds to the National Health Service.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: Bet365 boss Denise Coates donates £10m to NHS trust

Billionaire businesswoman Denise Coates donates £10m to the University Hospitals of North Midlands.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: Army of NHS volunteers to start today - here's how they will help

750,000 people sign up to help 2.5 million people at risk in England during pandemic
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Coronavirus: NHS to receive Cottenham football team fines

The team give their £719 pot to an NHS hospital charity instead of having an end-of-season party.
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English coronavirus death toll rises 403 to 4,897, health service says

England's hospital death toll from the coronavirus rose by 403 to 4,897, the National Health Service said.
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Coronavirus: 'Going on holiday' is no excuse for breaking lockdown travel restrictions, police warn

Gloucestershire police force says residents are concerned about potential strain on local NHS
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Some plateauing of London coronavirus outbreak, UK says

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 plateauing in London in recent days, NHS England..
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Coronavirus: 5-year-old child with underlying health conditions among latest to die

Death of youngest known victim of UK epidemic confirmed by NHS England
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Government tells public to stay at home during hottest weekend of 2020 to help protect NHS

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

Government to write off £13.4bn in historic NHS debt amid coronavirus crisis

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.
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Fewer than one in 50 NHS frontline staff forced to stay at home have been tested

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

Coronavirus: Failure to test NHS staff means up to 85% in isolation are not infected and could be in work, top official says

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

Coronavirus: NHS contract-tracing app could use phones to tell people when they are near someone with Covid-19, scientists say

Plan could allow for countries to come out of lockdown more safely – but prompts privacy concerns
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England's coronavirus death toll rises 29% to 1,651

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 National Health Service said.
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