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independent sector

Government
A general term for non-statutory bodies (i.e., not created by legislative Acts) that are not part of local or central UK government, which are charged with providing health and social care services under an Act. The independent sector includes private—i.e., commercial—enterprise, and voluntary, charitable or not-for-profit organisations.

Medspeak-UK
A global term referring to all forms of medical practice in the UK which occur outside of the National Health Service.
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Since 1988, EnCap has been the provider of venture capital to the independent sector of the US oil and gas industry.
Paul Witten, SIS I'm delighted that the independent sector, which is under such a lot of pressure, has lifted this award.
Acute Independent Sector Providers, split into 12 lots for for the provision of a clinical capacity for the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
However, there are commercial considerations for the independent sector providers in considering the transfer of a large number of employees.
O'Connell later recruited both to Independent Sector after its founding.
Given many of the proposals are predicated on spare local capacity in the independent sector, it is only right and proper to pause, reflect and give careful consideration to issues arising in the independent sector.
She has an impressive track record of working on complex transactions for NHS and independent sector healthcare clients.
Welsh Conservatives do not oppose use of the independent sector where required - but a longer-term strategy is now desperately required.
The task force will also investigate ways in which the independent sector and the NHS can cooperate more closely and share good practice.
Charting Impact was created two years ago with the help of Independent Sector, a nonprofit effectiveness advisory group.
A council spokeswoman said: "The increased fees paid to independent sector residential and nursing home providers will reflect the impact of an increase in the national minimum wage.

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