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Publicly funded healthcare systems within the United Kingdom

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National Health Service: Publicly funded healthcare systems within the United Kingdom
The NHS in England, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales, and the affiliated Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland 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.


One in four NHS wards has dangerously low numbers of nurses, researchers find

Dilution in skills for hospital patients as healthcare assistants used to shore up staff numbers
Independent - Published

Give women more consistent abortion service, NHS told

give women more consistent abortion service, nhs told
Appointments within a week and a choice of medical or surgical abortions are being recommended.
BBC News - Published

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Who might be Britain's next leader if May quits? [Video]Who might be Britain's next leader if May quits?

British Prime Minister Theresa May offered on Wednesday to quit if her twice-defeated EU divorce deal passes, in a last-ditch attempt to persuade Eurosceptics to back it. Reuters takes a look at some..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:48Published

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