The National Health Service of England is responsible for the English NHS. It establishes the direction and precedence of the way the latter is run, and works to add to and promote a nationwide debate regarding boosting people’s health and the way that they are looked after. The goals of the NHS are to treat people equally, and to provide excellent quality medical care and advice. This will mean each patient can play a bigger role in their own well-being, and be supported so that they live to a greater age and enjoy optimum health.
The English NHS pays in excess of £100 billion in order to cover running costs. These go to many different providers and members of staff. It strives to ensure that the funds are spent in an effective way so that patients receive the best services available, and that the taxpayers’ money is spent in an efficient manner. A great deal of NHS work relates to the commissioning of English health care assistance. This includes contracts for dentists, pharmacists and doctors.
The NHS, along with its health care associates, is working towards a five year strategy. This concept allows people to see the seriousness of the NHS in its drive for redesign and improvement so that it can deliver on patients’ requirements. This also makes sure that it is consulting English residents throughout the process, and simultaneously remaining sustainable from a financial aspect. The obligation for Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland’s healthcare is devolved to the government and assemblies of these regions.