NHS National Services Scotland

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NHS National Services Scotland

A non-departmental public body (arm’s length body, quango) which is accountable to the Scottish government and works at the centre of the health service. It provides strategic services and expert advice to NHS Scotland, and interfaces with its partner organisations, especially NHS Boards, to deliver support services. NHSNSS has locations in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee and Livingston.

NHS NSS services
• Blood transfusions
• Health protection
• Health statistics and analysis
• Screening
• Specialist health services
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Smith was appointed to the Common Services Agency in March, which put him in charge of blood transfusion services and other health departments.
The Common Services Agency - which coordinates the work for the NHS - did not comment on the IT strategy that is to be applied but will be the contact point for Sema, which has committed itself to a set workload.
Roy, 56, lied about his previous conviction on an application for a job with the Common Services Agency. He transferred to the Scottish Ambulance Service from there.