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ombudsman

a UK body which is responsible for settling disputes between suppliers of goods and services and their customers, and public agencies and their clients. For example, the Insurance Ombudsman handles disputes between insurance companies and policyholders. The scheme is voluntary and not all insurers are members. By contrast, the Building Societies Ombudsman is a statutory scheme and all building societies are members. The Revenue Adjudicator considers complaints about delays, errors or discourtesy by INLAND REVENUE staff. In most cases Ombudsmen have powers to award compensation to injured parties.
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Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are key so we encourage local health service commissioners to prioritise the delivery of appropriate clinical and public health services for TB.
Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are key to reducing TB levels in the UK so we encourage local health service commissioners to prioritise the delivery of appropriate clinical and public health services for TB, especially in areas where TB rates are highest.
Jeremy Hunt said the responsibility falls at his feet, if local health service commissioners fail to deliver on key objectives set out in the first contract between the Government and the health service.

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