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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 it has been funded out of general taxation. It is made up of the four separate systems of the four countries of the UK: 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. In England, NHS patients have to pay prescription charges with a range of exemptions from these charges.

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Culture Secretary: Work out to help out [Video]

Culture Secretary: Work out to help out

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden deployed a new slogan in the coronavirus fight, saying it is now time to “work out to help out”.He told the Downing Street press conference: “I’m really urging..

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Emilia Clarke shares heartfelt thanks to NHS workers in new book [Video]

Emilia Clarke shares heartfelt thanks to NHS workers in new book

Emilia Clarke has shared her gratitude for the healthcare professionals that helped to save her life after she suffered a near-fatal brain aneurysm.

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Emilia Clarke: The NHS 'saved my life' after brain haemorrhage [Video]

Emilia Clarke: The NHS 'saved my life' after brain haemorrhage

Emilia Clarke has sent her thanks to the NHS workers who "saved [her] life" after she suffered a brain haemorrhage, as she marked the 72nd birthday of the institution.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge mark NHS anniversary [Video]

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge mark NHS anniversary

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited have visited the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn to mark the NHS’s 72nd birthday. Prince William thanked the staff for the gifts they made for his..

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Cambridges visit Norfolk hospital to mark NHS birthday [Video]

Cambridges visit Norfolk hospital to mark NHS birthday

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited a hospital in Norfolk to mark the NHS’s birthday.William and Kate met staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, 72 years to the day since..

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Nationwide applause marks 72nd anniversary of NHS [Video]

Nationwide applause marks 72nd anniversary of NHS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has led a nationwide clap for key workers on the NHS’s 72nd anniversary, along with the woman who started the weekly Thursday night applause during the first 10 weeks of..

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Boris Johnson marks 72nd anniversary of the NHS [Video]

Boris Johnson marks 72nd anniversary of the NHS

Boris Johnson applauded the NHS to celebrate its 72nd anniversary. The Prime Minister took to the steps of 10 Downing Street as part of the nationwide clap. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at..

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Sturgeon joins NHS anniversary clap [Video]

Sturgeon joins NHS anniversary clap

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon applauded the NHS outside her home in Edinburgh as the National Health Service marks its 72nd anniversary. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at..

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St George’s marks 72nd anniversary of the NHS [Video]

St George’s marks 72nd anniversary of the NHS

Hospital staff at London’s St George’s took to the helipad to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the National Health Service. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Starmer joins NHS celebrations from London home [Video]

Starmer joins NHS celebrations from London home

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer applauded the NHS outside his home in London as the National Health Service marks its 72nd anniversary. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at..

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Sir Simon Stephens on NHS birthday [Video]

Sir Simon Stephens on NHS birthday

NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stephens says tonight's final 'Clap for Carers' event is a chance for the country to thank healthcare workers as the National Health Service marks its 72nd..

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Matt Hancock: I want to see  NHS staff properly rewarded [Video]

Matt Hancock: I want to see NHS staff properly rewarded

Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, the Health Secretary said: “The good news is there is already an agreed pay rise. So we will absolutely ensure that we recognise the work that frontline..

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Boris Johnson pays tribute to the NHS [Video]

Boris Johnson pays tribute to the NHS

The Prime Minister pays tribute to the NHS on its 72nd anniversary.He says this year "we've seen not only the greatest challenge the NHS has faced, but also an unprecedented outpouring of affection."

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NHS Chief says "this is our toughest year yet" as health service marks its 72nd anniversary [Video]

NHS Chief says "this is our toughest year yet" as health service marks its 72nd anniversary

Chief Executive of the NHS Sir Simon Stevens says this is the "toughest year yet" for the NHS, and praises those who have supported its staff, as the health service marks its 72nd anniversary.

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Labour leader pays tribute to NHS as he remembers his mother’s death [Video]

Labour leader pays tribute to NHS as he remembers his mother’s death

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has paid tribute to the NHS on its 72nd anniversary, saying the health service has a personal resonance for him as his late mother worked for it.His comments come as the..

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Prince Charles pays tribute to NHS on its 72nd birthday [Video]

Prince Charles pays tribute to NHS on its 72nd birthday

The Prince of Wales has recorded a heartfelt video message on the 72nd birthday of the NHS to thank NHS staff and other workers.

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