What is the difference between NHS and NHS charities?

What is NHS charity?

The aim of NHS Charities Together and the wider NHS charity network is to provide extra care and support for NHS staff and patients, enabling health services to do more, beyond the core services that would ordinarily be funded by government. This helps improve the wellbeing of patients and saves lives.

Does the NHS count as a charity?

NHS charities have a venerable history. Until 1948, when they were folded into the new health service, charities provided much of the UK’s healthcare. … But the NHS itself is not a charity. It shouldn’t have to be relying on charitable money to provide essential services to the British people.

Where does the money from NHS charities go?

But what’s it paying for? Money donated to NHS charities cannot be spent on direct patient care, so this money isn’t paying for drugs or personal protective equipment. Instead, it’s been used to buy things like wellbeing food boxes for staff, and computer tablets that allow patients to speak to their relatives.

Why do NHS charities exist?

They have a special role as the charities that receive money donated by members of the public to NHS bodies (normally hospitals). Their funding supports innovation and research and enables the provision of additional facilities, services and equipment that enhance patient experience.

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Who is the CEO of NHS Charities Together?

Ellie Orton, our Chief Executive, said:

“I am delighted that we will be joined by Louise, Richard and Sarah, who will work with our members and dedicated team to develop our charity and its support of NHS staff, volunteers and patients into 2021 and beyond.”

How does the NHS generate income?

The NHS is funded mainly from general taxation supplemented by National Insurance contributions (NICs).

Can I use the NHS logo for charity?

NHS charities can: Use their NHS organisation’s logo on charity branded materials (e.g. Annual Report and Accounts, fundraising materials and grant documentation). Ideally, their NHS organisation’s logo should be positioned top right.

Are NHS foundation trusts charities?

The Charity Commission has welcomed a High Court ruling that prevents NHS foundation trusts from becoming charities.

In return they are allowed to use the name and logo of the charity to raise awareness of the relationship. HMRC regards this as a payment for services – being allowed to use the charity name in a way that will benefit the company.

How many people work for the NHS?

The NHS – a rewarding place to work

The National Health Service (NHS) is one of the largest employers in the world, and is the biggest in Europe, with over 1.3 million staff.