Each of the four separate and independent public healthcare providers in the United Kingdom are collectively the
National Health Service ( NHS). 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.
NHS crisis: Health secretary hints at scrapping A&E target in wake of longest waiting times on record Matt Hancock told axing benchmark will not 'magic away' problem of 'patients left on trolleys in corridors for hours and hours' Independent - Published 4 days ago
'Life is hell' for transgender people on NHS waiting list Latest figures show 13,500 adults on the waiting list for gender identity treatment in England. BBC News - Published 1 week ago
PM insists Government will get NHS waiting lists down
Boris Johnson has conceded NHS waiting times are “unacceptable” in the face of demands from Jeremy Corbyn for action to help patients. The Prime Minister outlined spending pledges made by the..
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Corbyn and Johnson clash over NHS spending at PMQs
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn today attacked the Government for NHS A&E waiting times and missed cancer treatment targets. Responding to the criticism Prime Minister Boris Johnson joked that Mr Corbyn..
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UK PM Johnson shares his Christmas message
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson singled out NHS, the police and military staff for praise in his Christmas message, released on Tuesday.
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Queen's Speech debate: The highlights
Boris Johnson has unveiled the "most radical Queen's Speech in a generation" with measures to toughen up criminal justice, invest in the NHS and deliver on the "people's priorities".
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The Queen unveils bolstered Boris's plan for Britain
Queen Elizabeth formally reopened parliament on Thursday, setting out the government's legislative agenda with Brexit and the NHS the top priorities. David Doyle reports.
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Queen Elizabeth officially reopens UK parliament
After Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives won the biggest majority in parliament of any government since 2001, parliament was officially reopened on Thursday (December 19).
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Delivering Brexit the priority in Queen's Speech
Boris Johnson has unveiled the "most radical Queen's Speech in a generation" with seven of the 25 announced Bills being devoted to Britain's departure from the EU. The Queen's Speech also confirmed..
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Hancock announces grants for student nurses in England
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced grants for student nurses of up to £8,000 per year. The funding forms part of a plan for 50,000 additional nurses in England which the government hopes will..
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Robert Jenrick on Brexit and NHS priorities
Robert Jenrick speaks of the need to "Get Brexit Done" and to invest in the NHS while "levelling up" on education spending. Report by Woodsli. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..
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Welcoming new lawmakers, Johnson vows a speedy Brexit
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will welcome 109 new Conservative lawmakers to parliament on Monday, promising to honour his election pledges to get Brexit done as soon as possible and boost funding to..
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British parties divided over Scottish independence
The leader of Scotland's ruling SNP says the UK's ruling Conservatives need to face up to the "reality" of a fresh referendum on Scottish independence. David Doyle reports.
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UK PM Johnson celebrates election win on trip to north
Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited former strongholds of his Labour opponents in northern England on Saturday and pledged to repay their trust for helping to deliver a stunning victory for his..
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Corbyn mocks Johnson's NHS plans
Jeremy Corbyn has mocked Boris Johnson's NHS plans during a rally in Bedford. The leader of the Labour Party said it was "no way to govern" referring to the PM's promise to build 40 hospitals without..
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Corbyn speaks alongside local Labour candidates in Bolton
Jeremy Corbyn's first campaign stop of the day took place in Bolton today. With just three full days of campaigning left, the Labour leader spoke of ending austerity and injecting cash into the NHS..
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Corbyn slams Tory party over NHS
Jeremy Corbyn has slammed the Tory party after a photo of four-year-old Jack Williment-Barr asleep on a hospital floor emerged. The Labour party leader blamed nine years of austerity for the crisis...
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Corbyn: 'It's time to bring Tory regime to an end'
Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has said "it's time to bring the Tory regime to an end" as he held up the front page of the Daily Mirror showing a 4-year-old boy sleeping on the floor of a..
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Boris side steps apology around NHS wait times
Boris Johnson side stepped a direct apology to four-year-old Jack Williment-Barr who was forced to sleep under a pile of coats due to a lack of beds at Leeds General Infirmary. The Prime Minister said..
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Boris Johnson: Patients Should Pay For NHS
In a 1995 column unearthed by Business Insider, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for patients to be charged to use the National Health Service to prevent free care being "abused" by people who..
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'Outdated' IT leaves NHS staff with 15 different computer logins Hospitals say problems can waste hundreds of hours of staff time every day. BBC News - Published 2 weeks ago
Drones: Could they be used to deliver blood? Five cities are running tests to discover how drones could benefit the NHS and the public sector. BBC News - Published 2 weeks ago Welwyn Garden City celebrates centenary in 2020 Welwyn Garden City was home to Shredded Wheat and the first hospital built by the NHS. BBC News - Published 3 weeks ago
Boris Johnson accused of repeating 'lies' about Brexit and NHS in new year message Address issued as prime minister enjoys luxury Caribbean break with his girlfriend, staying in a reputed £40,000-a-week villa Independent - Published 3 weeks ago
NHS parking fees for disabled patients and staff working overnight to be abolished from April 2020 All NHS trusts will also be expected to axe parking fees for parents of sick children staying in hospital overnight Independent - Published 3 weeks ago
Free NHS hospital parking for thousands in 'greatest need' People with disabilities and NHS staff on night shifts will be among those to benefit from April. BBC News - Published 3 weeks ago Shropshire baby deaths: NHS trust was paid £1m for good care Hundreds of parents allege Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust provided poor maternity care. BBC News - Published on December 23, 2019
Cannabis-based medicine for epilepsy available on NHS from January NHS England says access to Epidyolex has been fast-tracked and will be available from 6 January. BBC News - Published on December 21, 2019
Factbox: What laws does UK PM Johnson want to pass after election win? Britain's Queen Elizabeth set out Prime Minister Boris Johnson's legislative agenda on Thursday, outlining Brexit and the National Health Service (NHS) as the government's main priorities. Reuters - Published on December 19, 2019
Brexit news – live: Boris Johnson warned against 'fantasy' NHS pledges ahead of Queen's speech, as Thornberry attacks Corbyn's advisers Follow all the latest developments Independent - Published on December 19, 2019
Big funding boosts for NHS and new laws to send terrorists to prison for longer at heart of Queen's Speech Boris Johnson seeks to convince voters he is turning the corner on Brexit – despite renewed threat of no deal in just 12 months' time Independent - Published on December 18, 2019 Tory health minister says 'even if we didn't have any new nurses, just by reducing the number who leave, you would end up with more nurses in the NHS' 'Surely even he can now abandon the ludicrous spin on this pledge and just be honest with people,' says Labour Independent - Published on December 18, 2019
Air pollution making NHS winter crisis worse, 175 doctors tell Boris Johnson in new letter Warning of public health crisis as hospitals and GP surgeries swamped by thousands of cases of asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia Independent - Published on December 18, 2019 Nurses say training grants are only 'first step' in fixing NHS shortage Cash is 'first step' to restoring numbers, says Royal College, but more funding needed Independent - Published on December 17, 2019
Boris Johnson makes entire cabinet recite debunked campaign lies about the NHS in unison Ministers parrot misleading claims about new hospitals and nurses at PM's request Independent - Published on December 17, 2019 Brexit: 'Reckless' Boris Johnson puts prospect of no deal back on table Angry MPs say the move threatens jobs, the environment and the NHS in a cliff-edge crash-out on WTO terms Independent - Published on December 16, 2019
NHS 'should not pay' US surrogacy costs after cancer misdiagnosis The woman was awarded £1.14m in damages after doctors failed to spot her cervical cancer for years. BBC News - Published on December 16, 2019 Supreme Court to decide if NHS should pay for woman's surrogacy abroad in historic ruling Woman known as XX was forced to undergo chemo-radiotherapy after cancer was missed over 4-year period Independent - Published on December 16, 2019
'They want to do business with us so badly': Trump hails Johnson victory as he eyes up 'massive' UK-US trade deal US president and UK prime minister have both said NHS will not form part of negotiations Independent - Published on December 14, 2019 Boris Johnson uses first speech after election win to repeat NHS campaign lies Boris Johnson has used his first acceptance speech after exit polls showed the Conservatives are set for a landslide election victory to repeat a number of campaign lies about the NHS. Independent - Published on December 13, 2019
Who should I vote for in the general election? A guide to all party manifestos in the UK Where the political parties stand on the NHS, Brexit and other key issues Independent - Published on December 12, 2019 How a photo of a boy sleeping on a hospital floor became the centre of two fake news election stories 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 NHS just days before the election. But.. Independent - Published on December 10, 2019
A guide to what the parties are promising Compare where the parties stand on key issues - from Brexit and the NHS to education and the environment. BBC News - Published on December 10, 2019 Boris Johnson gave an 'unforced and natural' apology over refusal to look at photo of child on NHS hospital floor, minister says Justice Secretary Robert Buckland claimed that protesters who heckled Matt Hancock were engaged in 'public disorder' Independent - Published on December 10, 2019
More than 22,000 EU nationals have left NHS since Brexit referendum, figures show Liberal Democrats warn that replacements will be deterred by new visa and health surcharge fees after UK leaves the EU Independent - Published on December 10, 2019 Why can't this doctor work in the UK? An refugee doctor would love to work in the UK, and the NHS would love to have him - but there's a hitch. BBC News - Published on December 10, 2019
NHS crisis: 12-year-old girl waits more than 50 hours in hospital emergency department Exclusive: Another child had to wait 17 hours at Birmingham Children's Hospital over the weekend as pressure mounts on Boris Johnson Independent - Published on December 9, 2019 Election: Boris Johnson's Tories accused of lying about Labour supporter 'punching' Conservative aide John McDonnell says allegation made to distract attention away from NHS scandal Independent - Published on December 9, 2019
General election 2019: How election promises could help the NHS in London With the general election only days away, every party is making big commitments on NHS spending. BBC News - Published on December 9, 2019 The photo of an NHS in crisis that Boris Johnson refused to look at… but millions of voters now will Image of sick young boy sleeping on clinic floor could become election's pivotal moment, health correspondent Shaun Lintern writes Independent - Published on December 9, 2019
General Election 2019: NHS boss - Parties 'ducked' big issues Chris Hopson says election debate has "fallen short" with regard to long-term solutions for the NHS. BBC News - Published on December 9, 2019 Tories produce 'deeply dishonest' election leaflet imitating NHS prescription with barely visible mention of party name 'Highly deceptive' advert condemned as 'behaviour that makes people lose faith in politics' Independent - Published on December 8, 2019
NHS crisis: Four-year-old boy forced to sleep on hospital floor due to lack of beds 'It was chaos,' says the child's mother Independent - Published on December 8, 2019 Boris Johnson's immigration plan attacked by business leaders while Labour warns NHS would 'not survive' Details of 'Australian-style points system' – which would only allow lower-skilled migrants to stay in UK temporarily – trigger backlash Independent - Published on December 8, 2019
Boris Johnson admits only 31,000 of Tories' 50,000 'more' nurses are actually new Boris Johnson has publicly admitted that only 31,000 of Tories' 50,000 "more" nurses pledge for the NHS will actually be new recruits. Independent - Published on December 8, 2019 UK PM wants to must find how UK-US trade document leaked Labour says the documents show the NHS would be "for sale" under a post-Brexit trade deal with the US. BBC News - Published on December 7, 2019
Dossier detailing UK-US trade talks on NHS was leaked as part of 'Russian campaign', Reddit says Social platform says Russian campaign appears to be run similarly to past disinformation structures on social media Independent - Published on December 6, 2019 BBC debate: Snap poll calls Boris Johnson winner with 52 per cent of public vote Leaders trade blows over Brexit, economy, the NHS and racism - but neither lands a killer punch Independent - Published on December 6, 2019
'The theme is trust': Andrew Neil tells Boris Johnson he has 'oven-ready' interview in attack on PM for dodging scrutiny Prime minister would have faced grilling on trust, the NHS and social care, says veteran broadcaster Independent - Published on December 5, 2019 Norovirus closes 1,100 hospital beds in England Don't go to work or send children to school until 48 hours after symptoms have gone, NHS bosses say. BBC News - Published on December 5, 2019
Boris Johnson likens leaked documents showing US in talks about NHS to 'photos of UFOs' Boris Johnson has likened leaked documents showing the US and UK held talks about the NHS after Brexit to faked photos of UFOs. Independent - Published on December 5, 2019 Mentally ill 'spend months on hidden waiting list' NHS talking therapy service leaves patients in limbo for months, BBC investigation shows. BBC News - Published on December 5, 2019
General election news – live: Boris Johnson accused of telling Trump 'what he ought to say' about NHS, as Tory candidate turns on PM over London Bridge remarks Follow all the latest developments Independent - Published on December 4, 2019 US health firms believe Brexit will make it easier to hike NHS drug prices, document reveals 'It should prove easier to overcome these challenges with the UK as an individual negotiating partner' Independent - Published on December 4, 2019
Trump's instructions not to 'interfere' in the UK's general election lasted seconds 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 Independent - Published on December 3, 2019 Tory minister admits US will be able to increase price of drugs bought by NHS after Brexit 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". Independent - Published on December 3, 2019
Trump says Britain's health service not on table in trade talks 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 countries even if it was handed to him on a.. Reuters - Published on December 3, 2019 500 NHS workers ask Trump to take NHS 'off the table completely' in trade talks as US president arrives in London Jeremy Corbyn also urges Boris Johnson to halt negotiations following clams that health service is 'up for sale' Independent - Published on December 2, 2019