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national service

A generic term used for a complex hospital service which is performed in only one (i.e., nationally) or in a limited number of centres in the UK to maximise economies of scale. National services often require a multidisciplinary approach (e.g., heart and liver transplantation) and require super-specialisation.
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New initiative of national service being opened up to older recruits
The new batch who will join the national service at the beginning of September will be drawn from across the emirates in line with the criteria set by the Armed Forces, according to Dr Ali Al Khoury, director-general of the Emirates Identity Authority.
Brian says National Service is not something that can be repeated, adding: "We are living in a different world now.
After the end of the Second World War, National Service was scaled back again.
Support for the national service was also found to be high among supporters of Hadash (69.
The older generation often praise the discipline they received, but in many Eastern European countries national service still exists, and some of these countries have worse crime levels than Scotland.
You won't, however, hear that from many of the thousands of men who did National Service and gained a rich understanding of brotherhood, comradeship and, most importantly, discipline.
Swedish IT consulting company Mandator AB said today (9 July) that it had signed an agreement with the Swedish National Service Administration.
The retired teacher has decided to keep his experience alive for future generations in a book called National Service 1950s.
Finally, a draft to fit the times should strengthen the growing, bipartisan national service movement by providing young people the option of serving their country in a civilian capacity through programs like AmeriCorps.
But the GOP now is willing to consider legislation to strengthen and extend the reach of these programs following a new Bush administration directive on national service.
THANKS to the letter you publised about the Inaugural Meeting of the National Service (Royal Navy) Association in March, we have had a great response.

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