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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 overriding theme of the NHS Alliance Action Summit is positive progression of the NHS, and creating a more relationship-led service where the old boundaries between health care, social care, community pharmacy and hospitals are broken down.
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.
Royal College of Nursing northern region director Glenn Turp said the situation was a result of the Government rushing the introduction of NHS 111 without any consultation.
People across the region now have a valuable opportunity to share their views on important proposals outlined in the NHS white paper on the way services are operated.
The NHS Institute is driving real change in the NHS by empowering staff on the ground.
The NHS Plus network, led by Health at Work at Imperial College, will provide occupational health services for the NHS Direct workforce across England.
offering private sector employers that sign up to the code access to NHS international recruitment programmes to reduce 'back door' recruitment into the NHS;
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.