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National Health Service

Most commonly called the NHS. The collective name for the publicly-funded health care systems in the United Kingdom. The governments of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales operate their NHS systems independently, while the UK government controls the NHS in England. Each NHS system is funded entirely by the government and provides most services free of charge for patients. Critics contend that the NHS is too expensive for taxpayers and that inefficiency has led to long wait times for medical care. However, it has remained popular among many people in the UK.
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The book has a global/comparative focus and investigates many policy issues of emerging importance: chapter four addresses the British National Health Service (NHS); chapters two and five focus on pharmaceutical policy and politics; and chapter eight considers the problem of environmental contamination.
FOUL-MOUTHED funny man Dennis Leary spent six months "held hostage" by the British National Health Service - and used the experience to become a multi-millionaire.
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DJB: As an undergraduate my thesis was focused on issues related to home visiting and primary care in the British National Health Service.
My mother still lives under that system," Butler says, referring to the British National Health Service.
Although controversy surrounded the enactment of the British National Health Service, many physicians were positively disposed to it, particularly as they viewed government intervention as a guaranteed source of income.
1), there follows a fairly comprehensive summary of the structure and working of the British National Health Service and the supplementary role of the private sector (ch.
A graduate of the British National Health Service (NHS) general management post graduate program, Dyer holds a Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Greenwich, London, and is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant.
Hundreds of actual nurses volunteered to take part in the opening ceremony tribute to the British National Health Service.
The difference, alluded to by Hite but ignored by Atteberry, is that in the British National Health Service, health care rationing is purported to be based on scientifically established efficacy of proposed treatments, with the financial cost of services further down the list of decision criteria.
New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): China's drug watchdog has promised to investigate how alleged counterfeit pills, which were made in China, ended up being used by the British National Health Service (NHS).
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