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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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Meanwhile, a national service recruit has died during the first days of training with the UAE Armed Forces.
As Assistant National Service Director, Scott Hope plays a critical role in carrying out the day-to-day operations and oversight of the National Service Program.
We're pleased that counties across the country are participating in the County Day of Recognition for National Service," said NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase.
Commenting on leaving his post and joining the National Service, Hasan Al Hashimi, Etihad Airways General Manager in the Maldives said: I am excited and proud at the same time at this opportunity to serve my country.
For recruits who are appointed in federal departments, local departments, and the private sector, their national service will be counted as service in these departments and sectors.
Brian says National Service is not something that can be repeated, adding: "We are living in a different world now.
The Chairman of the National Service said the executive rules of the mandatory military service law will be issued in August.
NEW LOOK: A view of the Greenberg Glass call centre at Crosland Moor, which is being upgraded to become the firm's national service centre employing 60 people, and Joy Wright (below) (s)
A modern National Service would almost certainly look nothing like the one that went out of fashion before The Beatles.
If there was still National Service today, there wouldn't be all this trouble among young ones.
REGARDING the ITV programme Lad's Army, about National Service squaddies.
Shortly after becoming president, George Bush declared: "Today I announce a new initiative calling on all levels of government -- both sectors, public and private -- to enlist in a new crusade to bring national service into every corner of America.

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