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NHS Trust

an organization running health-care provision in the UK's National Health Service (NHS) at ‘arms-length' from the other parts of the health service. NHS Trusts manage publicly-owned facilities such as hospitals and are accountable to central government in respect of their financial management but have operational autonomy in certain respects e.g. setting the pay and conditions of some employees. It is argued that hospital managers have greater freedom to manage than under the previous system of health service administration, and that this will lead to more effective and efficient use of resources. Controversy has surrounded the creation of NHS Trusts because local political influence on health-care delivery has been reduced, with critics arguing that the self-governing nature of some Trust functions is a form of privatization. Supporters argue that, besides the advantages listed above, consumer influences on health-care policy are more appropriately filtered through the health authorities and GP FUNDHOLDERS which purchase health services on their behalf from the Trusts (see PURCHASER-PROVIDER SPLIT). See NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT.
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A spokesman for Pennine Acute Trust, which runs Fairfield, said: "We have received Mr Biggs's complaint and we are looking into it.
The ITV News probe across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland asked every acute trust to disclose how many staff posts were unfilled.
Our findings from fixed effects negative binominal and generalized method of moment (GMM) analyses suggest the potential for acute trust administrators to contribute to the containment of MRSA in their trust by intensifying general cleaning activities, fostering inflection control training, and establishing effective hand hygiene practices as well as a climate in which staff members feel comfortable reporting, discussing, and learning from errors, near misses, and incidents.
The report into the Pennine Acute Trust also told how another baby died as staff failed to identify the mum's rare blood type, while a woman died of a haemorrhage after being misdiagnosed.
According to the latest national Friends and Family Test (FFT), the results also show the trust is the highestranking acute trust in Merseyside and Cheshire for staff suggesting it to friends and relatives.
Awards are made on the basis of an analysis of publicly available datasets and every NHS acute trust is included.
The post is supported by a part-time liaison officer, who provides the clerical element of the accident and emergency (A&E) liaison role between the acute trust and surrounding PCTs, allowing me to develop my analysis and research role more fully.
Washington, June 9(ANI): The United States' "nuclear policy of appeasement and strategic co-operation with India" is partly responsible for an acute trust deficit between the US and Pakistan, former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said.
The deaths come just two months after Pennine Acute Trust closed the A&E unit at nearby Rochdale Infirmary.
He accused the government of facing acute trust deficit both at home and abroad due to its lack of transparency, poor governance, and cronyism.
The government faces acute trust deficit both at home and abroad due to its lack of transparency, poor governance, and cronyism.
THE former chief executive of the former Highland Acute Trust, Richard Carey, has left his defunct post and taken up a position in Grampian.
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