National Health Service

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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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Doug Jinks, a former businessman, was recently approved by the NHS Appointments Commission to take on a further four-year stint from November.
He was selected by the NHS Appointments Commission and will take up the position on July 1.
Mr Stoten was put into his post by an independent organisation, the NHS Appointments Commission.
Yesterday Mrs James told The Post the NHS Appointments Commission, which is responsible for employing chairmen, was hoping to advertise the vacancy this month.
In a letter from Sir William Wells, the chairman of the recently formed NHS Appointments Commission, Mr McCarney was told he would be able to continue his important work and build on the successes of his first term of office.
But in a letter to the trust and Sir William Wells, chairman of the NHS Appointments Commission yesterday, Mr Blower said he had decided to resign due to publicity surrounding his remarks becoming 'increasingly hostile to the hospital'.
Sir Bernard said the catalogue of controversies had spurred him on to hand in his notice, with the mutual agreement of the NHS Appointments Commission.
The NHS Appointments Commission will now advertise for and appoint a chairman to lead the new trust board.