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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Law firm Thompsons are planning to sue makers Bayer at Edinburgh's Court of Session on behalf of their clients and are considering legal action against the NHS health boards who fitted them.
The Welsh Ambulance Service has the highest sickness rate of all the NHS health boards and Trusts in Wales.
But encouragingly, seven out of the 10 NHS health boards and trusts reported a decrease in the absence rate compared with the same quarter a year earlier.
Major organization : VELINDRE NHS TRUST NHS PROCUREMENT SERVICES (ON BEHALF OF NHS HEALTH BOARDS IN WALES)
The CSP, which developed the tool with Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support, wants NHS health boards to use it to identify how they can best protect people living in their area.
NHS Health Boards were advised of the development by the Primary Care Division of the Scottish Government's Health and Social Integration Directorate.
The vaccine, which was made available to NHS health boards from October 2009, will be offered to frontline health staff as a priority.
The on-going campaign will involve BMA Welsh Secretary Dr Richard Lewis and BMA Welsh council chairman Andrew Dearden meeting with the chairs and chief executives of the new NHS health boards in Wales to discuss a plan of action where problems are identified.
For any NHS health boards to be allowed to live it up while discussing the closure of hospitals proves where the Scottish Executive's priorities really lie.
The contract will be let by NHS National Services Scotland on behalf of all NHS Health Boards in Scotland and any associated organizations engaged with Health Boards in the provision of Healthcare in Scotland.
It is relevant to note that the number of Welsh NHS health boards was recently reduced from 22 to seven.