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national service

A generic term used for a complex hospital service which is performed in only one (i.e., nationally) or in a limited number of centres in the UK to maximise economies of scale. National services often require a multidisciplinary approach (e.g., heart and liver transplantation) and require super-specialisation.
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Thousands of vehicles pass by the National Service Square every day, he pointed out.
The key considerations for a private sector employer in relation to an employee carrying out national service are as follows:
"It is a good thing for such a person to get recruited for national service as she will become an important citizen."
Fellow Meltham man Derek Brook - no relation to Reg - also did National Service.
For more information, tel secretary Pat Honey on 01782 516887 or email pgh87@talktalktalk.net More details can be found online: www.nsrafa.org PAULINE LITTLER Secretary, South and West Wales Group, National Service (RAF) Association, Carmel, Carmarthenshire
The individuals pushing "national service" are elected to governing positions by other individuals.
Organizers are making a clear distinction between national service and volunteering, according to Tim Zimmermann, director of communications at Be The Change, which has offices in Cambridge, Mass., and Washington, D.C.
Millions of people in the free world live productive lives without the need of national service.
You won't, however, hear that from many of the thousands of men who did National Service and gained a rich understanding of brotherhood, comradeship and, most importantly, discipline.
The Corporation for National Service awarded a grant for three years to The University of Mississippi School of Education in order to fund the Learn and Serve America After-School Service-Learning Lighthouse Partnership program.
Corporation for National Services. The American Jewish Congress (AJC) had challenged the national services program widely known as AmeriCorps for violating church-state separation.
student in the natural sciences, I appreciate the implication that students following my career path are providing a form of national service. I would, however, love to see graduates in professions of service (social work, nursing, etc.) or scholars in the social sciences counted as assets to our nation.

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