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National Health Service: Public healthcare providers in the United Kingdom
The National Health Service (NHS) is the publicly funded healthcare system of the United Kingdom. It is made up of four separate systems that serve each part 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. The English NHS also requires patients to pay prescription charges with a range of exemptions from these charges.

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Boris Johnson reveals 20,000 NHS staff have returned to service [Video]

Boris Johnson reveals 20,000 NHS staff have returned to service

Behind closed doors in quarantine Boris Johnson announced that 20,000 NHS staff have returned to the service to help in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published
It could take UK six months to return to normal says deputy chief medical officer [Video]

It could take UK six months to return to normal says deputy chief medical officer

Deputy chief medical officer Dr Jenny Harries says that it could be six months or longer before the country gets back to normal from the coronavirus pandemic. At the same briefing Housing Secretary..

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Coronavirus testing takes place in Chessington car park [Video]

Coronavirus testing takes place in Chessington car park

Testing for the coronavirus is taking place for NHS workers at a temporary drive-through location in the car park of Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey. Report by Ahmedr. Like us on Facebook at..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:31Published
Coronavirus testing begins at empty Chessington car park [Video]

Coronavirus testing begins at empty Chessington car park

Testing for the coronavirus has started for NHS workers at a temporary drive-through location in the car park of Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey. Report by Ahmedr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Cubicles in London’s ExCel centre show likely scale of coronavirus crisis [Video]

Cubicles in London’s ExCel centre show likely scale of coronavirus crisis

Rows upon rows of cubicles hastily erected in London’s ExCel centre show the expected scale of the explosion in numbers of coronavirus patients. The effort should see the temporary facility in the..

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Royal Mint to make up to 4,000 visors a day for hospital staff [Video]

Royal Mint to make up to 4,000 visors a day for hospital staff

The Royal Mint is to manufacture up to 4,000 medical visors per day to help protect NHS staff from coronavirus. Engineers developed a successful prototype in 48 hours and the first visors are already..

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NHS staff conduct Covid-19 tests at Chessington drive-through centre [Video]

NHS staff conduct Covid-19 tests at Chessington drive-through centre

NHS staff conduct drive-through coronavirus tests at Chessington World of Adventures. It is one of many temporary new sites setting up to samples from NHS workers in a bid to prevent them having to..

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‘National hero’ teachers urged to remain at work during Easter holidays [Video]

‘National hero’ teachers urged to remain at work during Easter holidays

Welsh Education Minister Kirsty Williams calls on school staff to do what they can to keep schools open for NHS staff and carers during the two weeks that should have been the Easter holidays.

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Boots to assist in the delivery of coronavirus tests [Video]

Boots to assist in the delivery of coronavirus tests

Credit: Boots The high street chain are assisting in delivering tests for coronavirus but confirmed they would not be done in-store. NHS frontline staff will start to be tested next week in a move..

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NHS Chief Executive announces increased capacity and testing [Video]

NHS Chief Executive announces increased capacity and testing

NHS Chief Executive Simon Stephens has announced that he has reconfigured hospitals across the country making 33,000 beds available for Covid-19 patients. New hospitals are also being built using..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:38Published
London cafe owner rushes to help health service [Video]

London cafe owner rushes to help health service

The owner of a popular north London cafe is among more than 400,000 people who signed up to help Britain's National Health Service cope with the coronavirus crisis within 24 hours of a government..

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Alok Sharma on NHS Covid-19 resources [Video]

Alok Sharma on NHS Covid-19 resources

Business Secretary Alok Sharma outlines the government's efforts to support the NHS through Covid-19, including delivery of PPE, production of ventilators and increased testing. Report by Keaneyn. Like..

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Liam Gallagher vows to press on with Oasis reunion [Video]

Liam Gallagher vows to press on with Oasis reunion

Liam Gallagher has vowed to go ahead with his Oasis reunion gig in aid of the NHS even if his estranged brother Noel Gallagher doesn't want to be involved.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 00:56Published
National salute to NHS staff as thousands take to balconies to express thanks [Video]

National salute to NHS staff as thousands take to balconies to express thanks

The royal family and the Prime Minister joined people all over the UK who flocked to their balconies and windows to applaud the NHS staff battling the coronavirus pandemic. The national round of..

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Applause, UK landmarks lit in blue to celebrate NHS [Video]

Applause, UK landmarks lit in blue to celebrate NHS

Britons take part in mass round of applause and landmarks are lit in blue to show appreciation for National Health Service (NHS) staff working on the front line of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak clap for NHS [Video]

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak clap for NHS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak join in 'Clap for Carers' outside 10 Downing Street. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

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London turns blue in support for the NHS [Video]

London turns blue in support for the NHS

Buildings and monuments across the capital turn blue in support of the NHS. It comes as part of the ‘Clap for Carers’ campaign which saw thousands of people take to the streets to clap and cheer..

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Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak take part in Clap For Carers [Video]

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak take part in Clap For Carers

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak show their appreciation for the NHS by taking part in the Clap for Carers event from the steps of Downing Street. The initiative, which has seen..

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Brighton player tests positive for coronavirus, club to thank NHS workers with free match tickets [Video]

Brighton player tests positive for coronavirus, club to thank NHS workers with free match tickets

A Brighton & Hove Albion player has tested positive with the coronavirus and two others have been tested.

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Buildings across the UK to #LightItBlue for NHS staff [Video]

Buildings across the UK to #LightItBlue for NHS staff

More than 100 buildings across the UK, from the London Eye to Belfast City Hall, will light up blue in a national salute to NHS staff at 8pm on Thursday. Gary White, the technical director for White..

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NHS ‘absolutely needs’ more doctors and nurses [Video]

NHS ‘absolutely needs’ more doctors and nurses

The Chief Nursing Officer for England says: “We absolutely need many, many more nurses and doctors to come back and join our NHS”. Ruth May was speaking outside the ExCel Centre which will open as..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:30Published
NHS leaders identifying staff for swift redeployment to ExCeL field hospital [Video]

NHS leaders identifying staff for swift redeployment to ExCeL field hospital

Health bosses are identifying staff to be rapidly deployed at the new 4,000-bed field hospital being set up to manage a surge in seriously ill coronavirus patients, it has been reported. Health..

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Lockdown a ‘blunt tool’ without testing [Video]

Lockdown a ‘blunt tool’ without testing

The shadow health secretary says that a lockdown to help prevent the spread of coronavirus is a “blunt tool unless it’s combined with testing in the wider community”. Jonathan Ashworth called for..

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Amanda Holden praises NHS during Coronavirus pandemic [Video]

Amanda Holden praises NHS during Coronavirus pandemic

Amanda Holden praises NHS during Coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 00:57Published

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