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Birth Tourism

A visitor to TWITWAY brought this to my attention recently so I have been doing a bit of research. Firstly, what is Birth Tourism? It is a term to describe expectant mothers living outside of the UK, travelling here to have their babies in NHS maternity units for free. The NHS is our National Health […]

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The NHS – A service to be proud of?

The NHS (National Health Service) is funded primarily by National Insurance contributions and general taxation, around 98.8% with the remaining 1.2% from patient charges. The planned net expenditure for 2017/18 was £126.269 billion. The NHS constitution is based around seven points. The service provided is available to all irrespective of gender, race, disability, age, sexual […]