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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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Coronavirus in numbers: Publication of daily UK death figures is paused [Video]

Coronavirus in numbers: Publication of daily UK death figures is paused

A further 13 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals to 29,173, NHS England said on Saturday.The patients..

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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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NHS Test and Trace system is 'working well at scale' [Video]

NHS Test and Trace system is 'working well at scale'

Baroness Harding, who is heading up the NHS Test and Trace programme, said the scheme had “got off to a good start”. She told the Downing Street briefing: “Given that it is still early days this..

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Matt Hancock: Participation with NHS Test and Trace is your civic duty [Video]

Matt Hancock: Participation with NHS Test and Trace is your civic duty

Whilst hosting the Coronavirus daily briefing at Downing Street the Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the use of the new Test and Trace system will be everyone’s ‘civic duty’ to take part. The..

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The death toll in England from the coronavirus outbreak rose 29% to 1,651 with one person as young as 19 dying without any underlying health conditions, the National Health Service said.
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Britain is scaling up coronavirus testing for frontline National Health Service (NHS) staff, with hundreds of tests due to be carried out in coming days and many more next week.
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Britain's health Minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday that 560,000 people had volunteered to help the National Health Service during the coronavirus crisis, more than double the number he had hoped..
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Another 14 people in England who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing total deaths in England to 67, NHS England said on Tuesday.
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