National Health Service


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NHS

National Health Service. Launched in 1948, the NHS has grown to become the largest publicly funded healthcare system in the world. It is run by the UK Department of Health and politically accountable to central Government. The NHS provides free care to all eligible individuals living in any of the four countries (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales). The NHS (which includes Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland, NHS [England], NHS Scotland, and NHS Wales) is the fourth largest employer in the world (after the Chinese Army, Wal-Mart and the Indian Railways).

NHS(S)

Abbreviation for:
NHS (Scotland)
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National Health Service

British medicine The 50+-yr-old UK government agency that controls the British form of socialized medicine. See Fund holding, Total purchasing.
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Change.org petitioners called the National Health Service "one of the defining ideas of the 20th century", and said putting the late Ebbw Vale MP on the banknote "would keep this great man in daily sight of people and what he did."
To learn more about the National Health Service Corps loan repayment program or scholarship program, visit: NHSC.hrsa.go
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This new book opens with a survey of hospital buildings and projects since the inception of the National Health Service in 1947.
Shoppers at Asda in Newtown Road saw a "Jobs Shop" offering opportunities within the National Health Service.
This is good to hear, as standards in the National Health Service are poor.
Starting out in 1972 as a physician in the National Health Service Corps in New Mexico, I came to Washington several years later and had the opportunity to run the program during the Carter administration.
The Napoleonic government did not set up a national health service along the lines first suggested by the Poverty Committee in 1791, but it did establish effective control over the hospital system, promote free vaccinations for smallpox, support new initiatives such as nursing homes and infirmaries as substitutes for hospitalization, and renovate hospitals in order to insure cleanliness, orderliness, and single beds for patients.
In line with vision of Prime Minister's Universal Health Coverage, Ministry of National Health Service, Regulations and Coordination, in collaboration with participating provinces and regions, has completed its procurement to expand its health initiative of "Sehat Sahulat Program" in Pakistan.
In an April 13 letter, APHA thanked members of the House and Senate for the introduction of the National Health Service Corps Improvement Act, S.

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