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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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The NHS Board also announced that former City Managing Director Joseph S.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust won NHS Board of the year at the first North East NHS Leadership Academy awards which celebrate leaders in the area.
WITHOUT public consultation and under secrecy, the systematic dismantling of the NHS by David "The Brute" Cameron and his savage coalition is represented on Merseyside by the Merseyside NHS Board washing its hands of any responsibility to delegate control of 29 GP surgeries in Sefton to a big profit orientated private healthcare company.
Angry: Protesters outside the NHS board meeting in Manchester, where NHS boss Sir David Nicholson was attending.
I WAS surprised to read that Betsi Cadwaladr bosses plan to close hospitals and instead have consultants going out to visit patients in their homes (Daily Post, Sept 3) Is this the same NHS board that claims it cannot recruit enough doctors and has to centralise services because of this shortage?
Summary: A patient's complaint that her family learned about her abortion from a hospital worker is to be investigated, an NHS board has said.
Cardiff and Vale NHS Board is one of seven major new bodies running the health service across Wales.
Dr Williams is married to Jan Williams, chief executive of Cardiff and Vale NHS Board, which took over responsibility for health services in the area following a major reorganisation at the beginning of October.
A separate NHS board made up of the "best brains in the country" would act in an advisory capacity, she said.
Northumbria Healthcare won NHS Board of the year at the first North East NHS Leadership Academy awards which celebrate leaders across the region.
The standards were developed through engagement with NHS board members, NHS leaders and management, patients and the public and organisations with an interest in the work, such as NHS Employers, the Institute for Healthcare Management and the King's Fund.
Mrs Hart is currently suggesting that Wales' 22 LHBs are reduced to eight-to share the same boundaries as NHS trusts - and a new national NHS Board is set up to end the internal market, undoing the NHS structures set up just five years ago by her predecessor Jane Hutt.