• National Health Service
(England)
• Health and Social Care in
Northern Ireland (HSCNI)
• NHS Scotland
• NHS Wales
• Foun...
 GP (General Practitioner)
 Consultant
 999 and 111
The system
• personal
• primary care
• referrals
• specialised serv...
 All essential health care
 Emergency and non-emergency procedures
 Physical AND mental treatment and support
 Some co...
 Dental appointments (cheaper than private)
 All prescriptions are £7 – although there are
exceptions
NOT COVERED BY THE...
 Public (NHS)
 Private
- Both must work together, and all treatment will
involve the public health system at some point
...
"Key NHS operations 'being
rationed'"
"NHS struggle to meet
£20bn savings target hits
elderly hardest"
"Cancer patients 'n...
“Should the NHS should be
privatised?”
Debate:
 Should a public health care system only cover
emergency procedures? (and thus non essential
care should be covered by pr...
 Should a public health care system only cover
emergency procedures? (and thus non essential
care should be covered by pr...
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This presentation is all about the NHS and is useful to use with students who do not know much about the UK and are interested in travelling there. Some of the information you may need to check and update, as some things are changing in the UK and may have changed since I made it.

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The NHS for TEFL/TESOL/ESL

  1. 1. • National Health Service (England) • Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (HSCNI) • NHS Scotland • NHS Wales • Founded in 1948 • Now controlled by devolved governments
  2. 2.  GP (General Practitioner)  Consultant  999 and 111 The system • personal • primary care • referrals • specialised service • referral required • waiting lists • NHS Direct/NHS 24 • urgent, but not emergency
  3. 3.  All essential health care  Emergency and non-emergency procedures  Physical AND mental treatment and support  Some cosmetic procedures, including: breast implants or reductions, nose job, tummy tucks  Braces  Contraception  Weight loss surgery (gastric bands etc) What’s covered by the NHS
  4. 4.  Dental appointments (cheaper than private)  All prescriptions are £7 – although there are exceptions NOT COVERED BY THE NHS: eye tests (are performed in pharmacies or specific shops, i.e. Boots, Specsavers, Vision Express) What you have to pay for on the NHS
  5. 5.  Public (NHS)  Private - Both must work together, and all treatment will involve the public health system at some point (usually the beginning) Two systems in the UK
  6. 6. "Key NHS operations 'being rationed'" "NHS struggle to meet £20bn savings target hits elderly hardest" "Cancer patients 'not referred by GP'" “Latest NHS scandal”
  7. 7. “Should the NHS should be privatised?” Debate:
  8. 8.  Should a public health care system only cover emergency procedures? (and thus non essential care should be covered by private insurance?)  Is it fair to charge patients for prescriptions in a public system?  Should a public healthcare system cover cosmetic surgery? If so, in which cases, and why?  Should a public healthcare system charge for dental appointments? Discuss
  9. 9.  Should a public health care system only cover emergency procedures? (and thus non essential care should be covered by private insurance?)  Is it fair to charge patients for prescriptions in a public system?  Should a public healthcare system cover cosmetic surgery? If so, in which cases, and why?  Should a public healthcare system charge for dental appointments? Discuss

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