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 National Health Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The structure of the NHS in England and Wales was established by the National Health Service Act 1946 (1946 Act) and the new arrangements were launched on 5 July 1948.
The NHS also provides community services which includes district nurses, health visitors, midwives and community based speech therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
The Mental Health Act of 1959 also significantly altered legislation in respect of mental illness and reduced the grounds on which someone could be compulsorily admitted and detained in a mental hospital.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/National_Health_Service   (2448 words)

  
 National Health Service
An extension of the National Insurance Panel system, under which a doctor could set up anywhere he wished, and which has meant that some areas are over and some under-supplied with doctors, would be inconsistent with the obligation to provide a medical service for all.
The general principles of the Health Service will apply equally in Scotland, but there will be some differences in organisation, arising partly out of the concentration of 80 per cent of the population in the industrial 'waist' of the country, with the rest in sparsely populated areas.
The object is to provide for everybody a comprehensive service (with the temporary exception of dental and mental health treatment), irrespective of means, age, sex, or occupation, and to divorce it from questions of personal means by giving it, with a few exceptions, free of charge.
www.bopcris.ac.uk /bop1940/ref630.html   (915 words)

  
 National health service
The Faroese health service is administered by The Faroese Ministry of Health and Social Affairs under supervision of the Danish Health Board.
The Health sector consists of the primary health service, including general practitioners, school doctors, dentists, pharmacies, the hospital service and the Chief Medical Officer of the Faroes.
Residents from the Nordic Countries and UK are entitled to urgent health care in the Faroe Islands on the same basis as local people.
www.trade.fo /business_d107_national_health_service.htm   (323 words)

  
 BBC News Special report Making Britain better
The new National Health Service (NHS) was the cornerstone of the post-war Labour government's commitment to build a new Jerusalem in an impoverished Britain, painfully recovering from six years of war.
Once the Health Bill became an act in the closing months of 1946, the BMA immediately adopted a policy of non co-operation with the health service and refused to negotiate with the minister on their conditions of service.
When Labour health minister Nye Bevan opened one of the world's first and most comprehensive health services to the British people on July 5, 1948, it was the realisation of a socialist dream.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/events/nhs_at_50/special_report/119803.stm   (876 words)

  
 National Health Service --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Covers related problems, the free market approach, and health care in the U.K. Includes a profile of the National Health Service.
Overview of this agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, providing information on national health programs and assuring health care to the public.
National income accounting is a set of measures used to gauge the health of a nation's economy for a given period.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9054984   (902 words)

  
 The National Health Service
It is recognised internationally that the National Health Service "is a remarkably cost-effective institution" [11].
It achieves health outcomes comparable to those achieved in other countries with similar or higher incomes and at a cost, in terms of share of national income, that is significantly lower than in most such countries.
For example, the last ten years have seen a major shift in residential services for people with a mental illness, away from the large asylums to a much more varied spectrum of community services, including group homes, 24 hour nursed NHS accommodation and residential care homes (Chart 10).
www.archive.official-documents.co.uk /document/doh/ambition/app.htm   (844 words)

  
 mental illness, mental health information center
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) are pleased to introduce six Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Resource Kits to encourage the use of evidence-based practices in mental health.
CMHS disaster mental health programs are conducted by the Emergency Mental Health and Traumatic Stress Services Branch of the Federal Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS).
National Social Work Month is an annual observance, celebrated in March, to draw attention to the efforts of professional social workers who strive to improve society by working with, and advocating for, individuals in need of help with life's challenges.
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov   (387 words)

  
 National Health Service Act
The National Health Service was expensive and in April 1951, the Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, Hugh Gaitskell, placed a shilling on every prescription and announced that people would have to pay half the cost of dentures and spectacles.
It is wrong (to impose national health charges) because it is the beginning of the destruction of those social services in which Labour has taken a special pride and which were giving to Britain the moral leadership of the world.
The government also announced plans for a National Health Service that would be, "free to all who want to use it." Some members of the medical profession opposed the government's plans.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Lhealth48.htm   (711 words)

  
 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE — FUNDING
Health authorities have only the most rudimentary service/programme costing in their statutory accounts, and limited costing (of variable accuracy) in their annual planning returns.
Author calls for a statutory duty to be placed on health authorities and primary care trusts to complete detailed annual service costings for their relevant population, so that productive comparisons of differences in supply, use and costs could begin.
In August 2001 the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) made a preliminary ruling that beta interferon and glatiramer acetate should not be available on the NHS to multiple sclerosis sufferers.
www.bl.uk /collections/social/welfare/issue29/nhsfund.html   (791 words)

  
 MPCA - National Health Service Corps Sites
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program is a competitive Federal program of service-obligated scholarships for students of allopathic (M.D.), osteopathic (D.O.) medicine, certified nurse-midwifery, nurse practitioner education, physician assistant education and, if needed by the NHSC, students of other health professions.
The NHSC was designed by Congress to supply the NHSC and other components of the Public Health Service (PHS) with health care professional trained in those disciplines and specialties most needed to deliver quality primary health care services in areas designated by the PHS.
Scholarships are awarded to students based on the need of the NHSC and their ability to place trained providers in designated health professional shortage areas (HPSAs).
mtpca.org /nathealth.htm   (174 words)

  
 The National Health Service
The National Health Service (NHS) was introduced in in 1948.
In 1911, the National Health Insurance system provided medical care for 21 million people (according to Bevan) but left the rest of the population having to pay for medical treatment.
The driving force behind the NHS was Aneurin Bevan, Minister of Health.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /national_health_service.htm   (379 words)

  
 Great services guide - national health service
The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme is one of the largest elements of the National Health Service's Research and Development Strategy...
Cerner is automating a paper- and mail-based patient referral system for the National Health Service, which mails millions of letters a year.
Council of National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology...
www.greatservicesguide.info /national-health-service   (865 words)

  
 National Health Service Corps
They bring health and hope to the millions of children and adults who live in places where health professionals are hard to come by.
America's Health Care Heroes live and work in communities around the country.
See how the NHSC can help you help those in need of quality health care.
nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov   (224 words)

  
 www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk
National Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2005 materials will include postcards, pens, keyrings, lanyards and a set of three A3 posters depicting: a father and baby, a breastfeeding mother and her friend, a grandmother with her grandchild.
The campaign relies heavily on local action and awareness-raising events in individual communities, and, on a national level, will also be exploring the attitudes men have to breastfeeding and the involvement fathers can have.
National Breastfeeding Awareness Week (NBAW) 2005 is taking place from 8th to 14th May 2005.
www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk   (356 words)

  
 Taxation: National Health Service Corps Scholarships
On August 29, 1997, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sent notification to health professional schools and students of their intention to begin the federal taxation of the entire amount of scholarship awards to NHSC scholarship recipients.
The scholarship is provided in exchange for the student's commitment to provide primary health care services in a health professional shortage area.
According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), taxation of the entire scholarship amount is required to comply with a change in the tax code, specifically a 1986 tax amendment to 26 USC 117(c).
www.acnm.org /display.cfm?id=450   (306 words)

  
 The National Health Service Crisis
The closure of hospitals, with services being concentrated in one hospital which serves a wide geographical area, the shortage of nurses and the cut-backs in the number of ambulance and paramedic staff and the coalition of services into single units has finally taken its toll in the winter of 1998/1999.
Because hospital services have contracted, with wards closed and the number of emergency beds (which, when there is an excess, are unused most of the time) reduced to make themselves cost effective; there is very little slack in the system when an inrush of patients is seen.
Whilst some changes are desirable, maximising the use of public money and the reduction of wasted cash being the most obvious cases, many changes have caused knock-on effects which have reduced the NHS to a pale image of its former self.
www.hippy.freeserve.co.uk /nhsmess.htm   (1118 words)

  
 spiked-health Article Public squalor or private rip-off?
One potent symbol of the degradation of the ethos of public service and professionalism in the NHS is the current preoccupation of health service staff - from doctors to ambulance workers - with the threat of violence from patients.
Another common theme among health service staff is the claim that undue levels of stress are resulting in burnout, resignation and premature retirement.
The acceleration of demand ahead of supply means that the burden of the health service is likely to be unsustainable either by a demoralised public sector or by a venal private sector, or by collaboration between them.
www.spiked-online.com /Articles/00000002D10E.htm   (2478 words)

  
 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE - REFORM - GENERAL
The national service would aim to provide an assessment of the patient's needs, leading to advice over the phone for minor ailments, an out-of-hours visit by a doctor for more serious conditions, or a rapid response from an ambulance to emergencies.
Hospital consultants are threatening a mass walkout from the health service in protest at government plans to curb their private practice.
Although health authorities are to be made accountable for delivering a dental strategy they will have no control over the work of dentists in their area.
www.bl.uk /collections/social/welfare/issue17/nhs-rfrm.html   (1435 words)

  
 National Health Service History: From Cradle to Grave
Because devolution is progressively creating major differences in health services in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the latter three countries are not specifically considered.
A Chronology of State Medicine, Public Health, Welfare and Related services in Britain, 1066-1999:
This frequently updated site is used as a teaching resource by degree programmes in health sciences and is the next chapter of the book, as yet unpublished in hard copy.
www.nhshistory.net   (390 words)

  
 Prospective Students: National Health Service Corps
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) reports 23 student nurse-midwives (SNMs) received scholarships and 6 certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) were added to the loan repayment program for fiscal year 2000.
The initial service commitment is for a minimum of two years to provide primary care services in a priority health professional shortage area.
The NHSC is a program of the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration's Bureau of Primary Health Care, which is the focal point for providing primary health care to undeserved and vulnerable populations.
www.acnm.org /careers.cfm?id=232   (462 words)

  
 uk19.html
The National Health Service (NHS) was introduced in 1948 to ensure that good quality health care would be available for all the population as and when it was needed, regardless of the wealth (or otherwise) of the individual.
So our health system, funded by central government, built hospitals in all major centres of population and set about training doctors, nurses and associated health service technicians.
So the primary health care GP operates and lives in the community he serves often striking up life long relationships with his patients families.
www.the-old-sea-dog.net /uk19.html   (1325 words)

  
 UK National Health Service
National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assement - The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme is one of the largest elements of the National Health Service's Research and Development Strategy and makes an important contribution to developing a knowledge based NHS
The National Health Service - Official government site, launched to commemorate 50 years of the NHS.
Health Education Authority - 'Special' health authority for health education.
www.ability.org.uk /uk_national_health_service.html   (491 words)

  
 British National Health Service
As of May, 2001 all indications were that the British National Health Service continued to "languish from bureaucracy, demoralization and capricious medical fads" (clearly not a formula for success).
The British Health Service continues to announce that the official list of those waiting for care is shrinking.
In health care this explains a long-time supercilious attitude toward patients not counteracted by appropriate medical oversight.
www.burtonreport.com /InfHealthCare/BritNatHealthServ.htm   (1071 words)

  
 BBC NEWS Politics Tax bills rise to boost NHS
Mr Brown said Health Secretary Alan Milburn would be setting out new financial incentives for hospital performance, more freedom for staff, the reform of social services care for the elderly and more choice for patients.
Pledging whether to continue with free access to health services "will define the character of the country" in the years to come, he said.
It means UK health spending will increase from 6.7% of domestic economic output in 1997 to 9.4% by 2007/08, compared with a current European Union average of 8%.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/uk_politics/newsid_1934000/1934690.stm   (857 words)

  
 Talk:National Health Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
National Health Services are in another countries than UK.On the other hand, its interesting remark that only the resident people in the country or territory automatically belongs to the NHS:
British National Health Service, and make that page a redirect to here.
Other countries do not use the capitalised term 'National Health Service'.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:National_Health_Service   (857 words)

  
 National Health Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Health Service ( NHS) is the
For example, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) is an NHS body which produces guidelines and standards for the professions.
Private medical care remained, and remains, available in the UK.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_National_Health_Service   (857 words)

  
 The Global Encyclopedia : Hotels : Travel
During the 19th century, many new states were added to the original thirteen as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions.
After long debate, this was supplanted by the Constitution of a more centralized federal government in 1789.
Two of the major traumatic experiences in the nation's history were the American Civil War ( 1861 - 65) and the Great Depression of the 1930s.
united-states.asinah.net /american-encyclopedia/wikipedia/b/br/british...   (857 words)

  
 NHS UK Gateway
We anticipate the outcomes of this work will enable our site visitors to find even more relevant information about health and care organisations and services easily, quickly and in a clear and concise manner.
Health and care information for young people of all ages.
We will shortly begin collating the results from this survey and over the coming months, you will begin to see changes to both the Gateway and nhs.uk/england pages as part of our commitment to the ongoing improvement of our service.
www.nhs.uk   (857 words)

  
 The National Health Service plan
Public consultation on the National Health Service (NHS) showed that people wanted more and better paid staff, reduced waiting times, and high quality care and improvements in local hospitals and surgeries.
Benefits to patients including reduced waiting times; improved services for cancer, heart disease and mental health; free nursing care for the elderly in nursing homes; and national standards for the care of the elderly
Ways to achieve the national inequalities target, to include increasing and improving primary care in deprived areas; and improving the diet of children aged 4-6 by providing free fruit in school.
www.eldis.org /static/DOC14872.htm   (486 words)

  
 National Health Service Corps
Dana Green, a certified physician assistant (PA-C) and National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholar, arrived in the remote rural community of Van Buren, Maine, and launched a personal crusade to educate underserved populations and their caregivers about diabetes.
Four years and many success stories later, Green is now recognized nationally and locally as a leading researcher on the standards of diabetes care.
NHSC Scholars are required to serve their commitments in health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) of greatest need.
nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov /jobs   (800 words)

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