National Health Service

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National Health Service

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National Health

n
(Medicine) (in Britain) the system of national medical services since 1948, financed mainly by taxation. Abbreviation: NHS
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National Health Service

The British system of free or low-cost medical and dental treatment for qualifying people, paid for by taxation.
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In its response, the NHS TDA said it was the practice of the NHS Appointments Commission to agree higher rates for roles where it has proved very difficult to attract suitable candidates on the standard rate.
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The NHS Appointments Commission has announced Mary Coyle will take up post on March 1 this year.
When Mrs Hopkins retired in 2006 she received a letter from Sir William Wells, chairman of the NHS appointments commission, on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health, praising her role in developing PCTs after their creation in 2002.
THE NHS Appointments Commission has announced the appointment of two non-executive directors to the board of the new Middlesbrough Primary Care Trust.
Sir William is chairman of the NHS Appointments Commission.
That opens the system up to accusations that people are being appointed on a basis other than merit.' In England, there is a body called the NHS Appointments Commission that oversees the membership of all trusts.
Gina Tiller has been reappointed as Chair of Newcastle Primary Care Trust by the NHS appointments commission.