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any willing provider

A proposed model for providing healthcare in the UK in which patients would be able to select their care providers (here, providers refer to hospital trusts and independent hospitals, not individual practitioners as the word provider is usually defined in the US) from a list of those willing to offer it and which meet certain standards.
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ASQ and AQP have worked together in the past, including co-sponsoring the Quest for Excellence conference, the official conference of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and the National Quality in Education Conference.
of AQP's issued share capital) in AQP at a price of 6.
This represents an approximately 23 percent premium to the closing AQP share price of $6.
On 24 October 2006, AQP announced that the South African Government's
resources and will enhance value for existing AQP shareholders.
5 points out of a possible 585 on its presentation, one of the highest scores ever received by a company in the history of the AQP national award program.
Meeting AQP Requirements -- With the Attain Essentials, airlines can more easily measure and report on the effectiveness of their Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) training to meet FAA regulations.
The company's chairman, Nicholas Georgevic (pictured left), commented: "To date, we have provided over 5,000 people with free NHS digital hearing aids under the AQP (Any Qualified Provider) scheme and it's this revolution that has led us to review our branding.
Loss of services to private providers One of the potentially most damaging reforms to the existing NHS family is the advent of AQP (Any Qualified Provider), which opens up local health markets to anyone who can fulfil the criteria.
In stark contrast, he said: The AQP policy puts services straight out to the market - with a clear agenda that private-sector providers should be chosen.
As part of the Government's plans to give patients more choice in the NHS they are introducing a system known as 'Any Qualified Provider' or AQP.