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partnership

A nonspecific term for a relationship which strives for balance, equality and mutual respect, and in which information, power and responsibility are shared by two or more actual or legal persons.

Medspeak-UK
An NHS management word used in the context of a Trust’s achievement of Practice Plus on the journey to becoming a Model Employer. Partnership is essential, both internally (in relationships developed with staff-side colleagues) and externally (when working across organisations (trusts)), or when collaborating across strategic health authority boundaries.

Medspeak-US
Accountable health partnership, see there.
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While the sleeping partner remained responsible for labour approvals, visa and immigration issues, the expatriate partner undertook risks, finances and losses and gains.
Prosecutor Paul Cleasby suggested Woodall lost her temper because her sleeping partner missed the Sunday dinner she had spent time preparing.
I will definitely not be a sleeping partner. As the project stands I will take over as chairman but in the long term I have doubts that will be the right role for me.
But there's no sleeping partner I'd rather have at the moment than my daughter Leila."
It added: "I wonder what her nicey nicey daddy would think about her black Nigerian sleeping partner. You know, they are born with Aids, it would be a shame if you got that as well."
Who should be there but Jenny - and it's clear her relationship with Frank extends to being a sleeping partner in more ways than one.
LAHORE, March 15, 2011 (Frontier Star): Pakistan Muslim League (Q) on Monday decided to become sleeping partner of the PPP government in centre and vowed to even vote for Premier Gilani as and when required.
Among his apprentices was John Gorton, who later rode in Britain and won the Oaks on Sleeping Partner.
Under the existing Companies Law, foreigners are required to set up companies under the sponsorship of an Emirati, who in most cases remains a 'sleeping partner' in exchange for a fee.
So end the nightmares and find the perfect sleeping partner.
Jan Thompson was more of a sleeping partner and left the pottery in 1965.