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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"Among their customers are various NHS health boards who hold accounts with them.
They are planning a class action against Bayer at Edinburgh's Court of Session and are considering legal action against NHS health boards who fitted the product.
The changes will come into effect in October at the same time as the new NHS health boards.
"It is vital NHS health boards have forward workforce planning in place for these key posts."
But encouragingly, seven out of the 10 NHS health boards and trusts reported a decrease in the absence rate compared with the same quarter a year earlier.
The CSP, which developed the tool with Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support, wants NHS health boards to use it to identify how they can best protect people living in their area.
NHS Health Boards were advised of the development by the Primary Care Division of the Scottish Government's Health and Social Integration Directorate.
" The vaccine, which was made available to NHS health boards from October 2009, will be offered to frontline health staff as a priority.
The on-going campaign will involve BMA Welsh Secretary Dr Richard Lewis and BMA Welsh council chairman Andrew Dearden meeting with the chairs and chief executives of the new NHS health boards in Wales to discuss a plan of action where problems are identified.