Special Health Authority

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Special Health Authority

A special type of NHS body which provides a health service to all of England, not just locally (e.g., the National Blood Authority, which provide a national service to the NHS or the public, under section 9 (or 11) of the NHS Act 1977). Like other NHS bodies, they are independent (non-departmental public bodies, or quasi-autonomous non-governmental bodies), but remain subject to ministerial direction.
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NHSBT, an NHS Special Health Authority set up to improve transplant services, first announced the planned cuts in January 2008 after a review of the National Blood Service.
Designed by UK Transplant - the NHS Special Health Authority - the site allows potential donors to enrol online.
Designed by UK Transplant, the NHS Special Health Authority, the site allows potential donors to enrol online.