NHS Scotland

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NHS Scotland

The publicly funded healthcare system in Scotland, which is run by the Scottish Government Health and Wellbeing Directorate and is politically accountable to Scottish Parliament, which provides free healthcare to people in Scotland. NHS Scotland employs nurses, midwives, health visitors and doctors; Scotland also has many practitioners, including GPs, dentists, opticians and community pharmacists who work as independent contractors. They perform a range of services for the NHS in return for various fees and allowances. The Scottish Government Health Directorates provide the central management of the NHS, heading a Management Executive that oversees the work of 14 area NHS boards.
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Health boards in Wales forked out PS19m on healthcare from private providers in 2014-15 - up substantially on the PS14.
Despite many health boards increasing their private spend, two saw a reduction, with spending by Cwm Taf University Health Board down from PS926,000 to PS852,000 and Betsi Cadwaladr cutting its expenditure from PS504,000 to PS193,000.
Work will be under the direction of Lothian Health Boards Head of Radiation Protection.
There is also frequent contact in meetings and in telephone conversations between the Welsh Government and health boards, including between ministers and boards.
A DEAL was finally struck yesterday between Welsh health boards and the ambulance service over funding - six months into the financial year.
PLANS for directly elected health boards were unveiled by the SNP government yesterday.
The Southern Health Board get their annual funding the same as all the other health boards.
Community participation in local health boards in a decentralised setting: cases from the Philippines".
Health Minister Joy MacPhail (NDP) has appointed close to 700 members of the province's new community and regional health boards.
The State Mental Health Code discriminates against institutions by providing financial penalties to community mental health boards that refer patients to them.
Some health boards have had long-running staff disputes, with senior doctors sometimes suspended for years as complicated cases take their slow course.

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