Special Health Authority

Special Health Authority

A special type of NHS body which provides a health service to all of England, not just locally (e.g., the National Blood Authority, which provide a national service to the NHS or the public, under section 9 (or 11) of the NHS Act 1977). Like other NHS bodies, they are independent (non-departmental public bodies, or quasi-autonomous non-governmental bodies), but remain subject to ministerial direction.
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NHS Blood and Transplant is a Special Health Authority (the Authority ), responsible for the provision of blood components and tissues and a range of associated specialist laboratory and patient therapeutic services to hospitals in England and North Wales.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is a joint England and Wales Special Health Authority.
The blood service is devolved as part of the Velindre NHS Trust (for South, West and parts of Mid Wales) and the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) special health authority for England and North Wales.
NICE, a special health authority of the National Health Service (NHS) in
NHSBT, an NHS Special Health Authority set up to improve transplant services, first announced the planned cuts in January 2008 after a review of the National Blood Service.
NHSBT, a special health authority responsible for matching and allocating donated organs and providing blood supplies, has released the figures to coincide with Transplant Week this week and remind people just how important the gift of life can be.
In a statement to AMs, Mrs Hart admitted that most of the feedback to her plans had recommended putting the service in the hands of an arms-length special health authority.
The original paper on National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) (10) informs that it is a special health authority of the clinicians and managers with advisory role and no actual decision making power.
NHSBT is a Special Health Authority within the NHS, responsible for managing the Bio Products Laboratory, National Blood Service and UK Transplant.
NICE was established in 1999 as a Special Health Authority and is part of the National Health Service.
According to the annual report of the NHK UK Transplant, the country's special health authority responsible for overseeing organ and tissue donation, an increase of 5% in the number of donors led to more than 1,845 people benefitting from a kidney transplant, the highest number in 14 years.
The agency is a special health authority created to collect reports of mistakes in the National Health Service.

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