What Is NHS?
The National Health Service (NHS) is the umbrella term for the publicly funded healthcare systems of the United Kingdom (UK). Since 1948, they have been funded out of general taxation. There are three systems which are referred to using the “NHS” name (NHS England, NHS Scotland and NHS Wales). Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland was created separately and is often locally referred to as “the NHS”. The four systems were established in 1948 as part of 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—a health service based on clinical need, not ability to pay. 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. In England, NHS patients have to pay prescription charges; some, such as those aged over 60 and certain state benefit recipients, are exempt.
Why work in uk?
Economy. The UK is one of the major globalised economies, consistently ranking among the top five in the world. Key principles that manage its national economy are market liberalisation, control and low taxation, hence why so many migrants from across the globe settle in the UK.
Why work with NHS?
One of the main reasons for working in the NHS is the sense of satisfaction workers feel knowing they are caring for people. Contributing to the health and wellbeing of thousands of people every day is why many choose to work for the NHS, instead of opting for a typical office job.