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The NHS.

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The NHS

1) Why was the NHS set up?

Find out more about life before the NHS, the creation and where it is today.

2) How is the NHS funded?

The NHS is mainly funded through general tax and supplemented by National Insurance contributions (NICs). Here’s a breakdown, the Spending Review process and how spend differs across the UK.

3) What NHS jobs are there?

There are more than 350 different NHS careers; here’s a general outline of what some of these roles look like.

4) How many NHS hospitals are there in England?

Each day, thousands of people visit GP practices and A&E departments across the UK. But how many hospitals are there? And which are the best performing hospitals?

5) What benefits do you get working for the NHS?

Find out more about the NHS benefits package, including the NHS pension scheme, NHS salaries, NHS employment policies, NHS discounts & more…

6) How many patients are treated by the NHS?

Read the NHS statistics on patient activity and cost of treatment.

7) Who has to pay for NHS treatment in the UK?

​The NHS is a service that is free at the point of access, however there are some circumstances in which you may have to pay or where the treatment you want or need is not available through the NHS.

8) How much money does a nurse earn in the UK?

Nursing salaries in the UK are determined by the NHS banding system, agenda for change and the NHS New Pay Deal.

9) How many hours is full time in the NHS?

Find out the standard working hours of an NHS employee, what Agenda for Change is responsible for and more about the Improving Working Lives initiative?

10) How do I become a nurse in the UK?

Once you have a degree, you’ll likely need a minimum of six months of experience (within the last two years) before you’ll be considered for a UK nursing role.

Find out more about working for the NHS or requirements for overseas workers. For more specific queries, please get in touch.