Special Health Authority

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 is a special health authority responsible for providing the NHS in England with a "reliable, efficient" supply of blood.
The current investment was made thanks to a grant from HEIW, a new special health authority within NHS Wales with a leading role in the education, training, recruitment and retention of the healthcare workforce.
The #ShareAPint campaign has been inspired by George's science book, Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood and is being run with special health authority NHS Blood and Transplant, a provider of blood and transplantation services.
nhs blood and transplant (nhsbt) is a special health authority, dedicated to saving and improving lives by providing a wide range of services to the nhs.
He says: "The launch of NHSCFA drove home the message that we are a special health authority in our own right, fully independent of other NHS bodies, accountable to the Department of Health and Social Care Anti Fraud Unit (AFU).
The blood service is devolved as part of the Velindre NHS Trust (for South, West and parts of Mid Wales) and the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) special health authority for England and North Wales.
The project will be performed by a research consortium led by Plasticell and including the special health authority NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), Cell Guidance Systems Limited and LGC Limited.
NICE, a special health authority of the National Health Service (NHS) in
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.
NHSBT, a special health authority responsible for matching and allocating donated organs and providing blood supplies, has released the figures to coincide with Transplant Week this week and remind people just how important the gift of life can be.
In a statement to AMs, Mrs Hart admitted that most of the feedback to her plans had recommended putting the service in the hands of an arms-length special health authority.
The original paper on National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) (10) informs that it is a special health authority of the clinicians and managers with advisory role and no actual decision making power.

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