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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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In a statement NHS England said: "NHS England appreciates that the decision by Queensway to stop providing NHS dental care from the end of March 2018 may cause some concern, but would like to reassure patients that there are other NHS dental practices in the surrounding area currently accepting NHS patients.
HEALTH FEAR *NHS board, number of hospitals which contain asbestos* NHS Ayrshire and Arran.
Joe Reeves, Midland Heart; Adam Price, Deloitte; Tracy Taylor, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS trust; Cllr Paul Tilsley, Birmingham City Council.
Basildon and Thurrock General Hospitals NHS Trust in Essex faces 64 claims - more than a quarter of the total.
Chairwoman Dr Maureen Baker said: "It is testament to GPs' hard work that despite increasing workloads and diminishing resources, they're still the NHS professionals most trusted by patients.
As a prelude to the main event, 80 NHS staff put on their running shoes for the NHS North West Games 5k run, which took place in Princes Park, Liverpool on Sunday, June 23.
The NHS Institute is driving real change in the NHS by empowering staff on the ground.
But Rhodri Glyn Thomas, Plaid Cymru's shadow health minister said, 'The PDS pilots are a good scheme, but that doesn't get to the heart of the problem - dentists leaving the NHS.
The revised code effectively closes the loopholes in rules established in 2001 that prevented the NHS from recruiting staff from Third World countries unless there was an agreement between them.
One recent poll revealed that a meager 7 percent think extra taxes will result in a change for the better in the NHS.
An avid supporter of NHS, McDonough has served as keynote speaker at NHS' annual RIAC breakfast from 1994 to 2000.
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