Scottish Executive Health Department


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Scottish Executive Health Department

A governmental body responsible for both the executive leadership of NHS Scotland and the development and implementation of health and community care policy in Scotland. The SEHD works with NHS Scotland to improve health and health services in Scotland, and is accountable to the Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care who, in turn, are accountable to the Scottish Parliament and the public.

Functions
Strategy development, resource allocation, implementation, performance management, ministerial support.
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A spokesman for the Scottish Executive health department said the authorisation didn't go out until the end of June because they were locked in negotiations with unions over other issues.
Nasdaq: NEON), the leading provider of e-Business integration solutions in healthcare, today announced that the Scottish Executive Health Department (SEHD) has awarded a nationwide contract to a consortium comprised of NEON, The SEMA Group and Channel One, to integrate and Web-enable the disparate IT systems in use within the entire National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland.
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The Scottish Executive Health Department is firmly committed to improving services for these patients.
But the Scottish Executive health department have commissioned an advisory group to investigate.
He added: "The Scottish Executive Health Department is co-operating with colleagues in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to ensure that the limited supplies are made available in areas where the need is greatest.
Nurses, midwives and healthcare professionals have the opportunity to find out more about the sweeping changes set to transform the health service by attending the show's free seminar programme, put together with the help of the Scottish Executive Health Department.
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