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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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A total of 9,000 children were turned away from specialist help across six health boards from 2015 to 2017, figures from a Freedom of Information request show.
Health Secretary Vaughan Gething AM confirmed Wales' seven health boards received 5,861 complaints in 2016-17.
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There is also frequent contact in meetings and in telephone conversations between the Welsh Government and health boards, including between ministers and boards.
PLANS to reduce the number of local health boards in North Wales from six to one will go ahead, it was announced yesterday.
PLANS for directly elected health boards were unveiled by the SNP government yesterday.
At the same time 500 local councillors, who were due to be removed from regional health boards in his proposed shake-up, were meeting in Ennis, Co Claire, to plan a campaign aimed at keeping a voice in the system.
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.
She made the call in the wake of new figures showing that more practices are being handed over to health boards, with some closing.
Dr Quinney said: "Many health boards are now at maximum capacity in terms of taking over surgeries in terms of finances and available staff, so patients can expect more permanent closures and a 'dilution effect', with lower-cost health professionals put in place of GPs in those surgeries which the health board decides to keep open.
THREE Welsh local health boards overspent by PS60m last year while a further two only avoided running into the red after multi-million pound bailouts.

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