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independent sector treatment centre

A general term for a privately owned treatment centre often located on the same campus as the NHS hospital it serves, which provides common elective (i.e. non-emergency) surgery and diagnostic procedures—e.g., hip and knee replacements, cataract surgery, MRIs, etc.—under contract with the NHS.
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The research conducted at the ISTC for Visual Cloud Systems will use Intel technologies including Intel Xeon processors, edge devices, and imaging and camera technology.
With RightCycle, ISTC was able to reach 89 percent compliance for gloves in its labs--even higher than the rate for paper and cardboard recycling.
Realizing the social aspects and stigma associated with the disease in Indian set-up, standards for social inclusion for TB have been proposed which were not there in ISTC. These include information on TB prevention and care seeking; free and quality services; respect; confidentiality and sensitivity; care and support through social welfare programs; and addressing counselling and other needs.
Between 1994 and 2009, the ISTC in Moscow had received more than $803 million in funding from its participating nations, with the United States providing about $220 million of this total.
These centres, which represent the next USD30m instalment of Intel's recently announced five-year, USD100m ISTC programme, will focus on cloud and embedded computing research.
The ISTC programme offers patients greater choice and access to health services across the UK.
One recent effort to set standards for quality in TB care is the "International Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ISTC)", released as a report on World TB Day 2006 (13), and subsequently published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases (14).
Agency for International Development, has released the International Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ISTC) and The Patients' Charter for Tuberculosis Care.
Much of the book is literally charts, or rather tables, of editions produced in five-year periods, as derived from the records of the Incunable Short-Title Catalogue (ISTC).
The union was born as a result of a merger of the former carpet weavers' organisation, first with the steelmakers' ISTC and then with the footwear workers' union.
With close to $750,000 from the International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC), scientists will examine particle separation in fuels such as petroleum.