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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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Study suggests optimal detection, treatment of cardiac risk could save millions of lives [Video]

Study suggests optimal detection, treatment of cardiac risk could save millions of lives

Nearly 3.5 million cases of heart disease and stroke could be prevented, and UKP 68 billion saved in health and social care costs over a period of 25 years, if every adult in England at high risk of..

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Britain must solve its social care crisis if "any good" is to come from the coronavirus pandemic, the boss of NHS England has warned.
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UK will need largest flu immunisation in history this winter, NHS England boss warns

The largest flu immunisation programme Britain has ever seen will have to be carried out this winter, the boss of NHS England has warned.
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Coronavirus: NHS England launches tool to aid long-term recovery

An online portal will launch in England later this month to help people with ongoing symptoms.
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NHS operations could be affected by coronavirus until middle of this decade, Royal College of Surgeons president warns

NHS operations could be affected by coronavirus until the middle of this decade, the president of the Royal College of Surgeons has warned.
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Coronavirus: Matt Hancock admits government still has no idea when NHS contact-tracing app will be ready

Contact-tracing 'better done' by humans than mobile phone app, claims health secretary
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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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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

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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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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
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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

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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: 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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In video message, Boris Johnson says medics saved his life

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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'

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Coronavirus: NHS needs more gowns, minister admits amid growing pressure for government to apologise over lack of PPE

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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'

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NHS staff will be able to see the messages travelling to and from Nightingale Hospital North West.
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Coronavirus: Bet365 boss Denise Coates donates £10m to NHS trust

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