NHS Scotland

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NHS Scotland

The publicly funded healthcare system in Scotland, which is run by the Scottish Government Health and Wellbeing Directorate and is politically accountable to Scottish Parliament, which provides free healthcare to people in Scotland. NHS Scotland employs nurses, midwives, health visitors and doctors; Scotland also has many practitioners, including GPs, dentists, opticians and community pharmacists who work as independent contractors. They perform a range of services for the NHS in return for various fees and allowances. The Scottish Government Health Directorates provide the central management of the NHS, heading a Management Executive that oversees the work of 14 area NHS boards.
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Each NHS health board had to delegate all of its functions as they related to adult primary and community health services, along with a proportion of hospital sector provision.
The training, which is part of the Scottish Government's Suicide Prevention Action Plan, will also be distributed to all local authorities and will be included in NHS health board workforce development planning from next month.
The project will create more than 250 jobs and transform the building which currently houses staff for Dumfries and Galloway's NHS health board.
New government figures reveal that there were 1465 terminations in the NHS health board area.
Each area has an Assertive Outreach steering group made up of local representatives from the NHS Health Board, the Third Sector and the council education, library and early years departments.
New government figures have revealed that there were 1465 terminations in the NHS health board area.
AN NHS health board have been fined PS8000 for failing to ensure the safety of a dementia patient who fled from hospital and was then found dead in a canal.
Ayrshire and Arran was the worst affected NHS health board area for alcohol misuse - with 86 under-10s treated, followed by Tayside with 61 cases and Forth Valley with 33.
The classes are run jointly by Jake Rattray, community psychiatric nurse for Combat Stress, and Margaret Gibbons, veterans' therapist for the local NHS health board.
SCOTS GPs are being offered PS560 to work a single shift by a desperate NHS health board.