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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Chief nursing officer Paul Martin, from the Scottish Executive Health Department, said: "This will be the sixth consecutive year that the Scottish Executive has been able to support this important event in the nursing calendar.
The Scottish Executive Health Department will now conduct their own full inquiry with the full support and cooperation of NHS Greater Glasgow staff.
A Scottish Executive health department spokeswoman today declined to comment.
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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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