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ABBREVIATIONS
Whitakers 2016 cover
Print publication date: Feb, 2016
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 The National Health Service (NHS) came into being on 5 July 1948 under the National Health Service Act 1946
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 Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, which gained royal assent in March 2012, the NHS in England is undergoing a complete operational and...
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 The NHS Wales was reorganised according to Welsh Assembly commitments laid out in the One Wales strategy which came into effect in...
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 The Scottish government Health and Social Care Directorates are responsible both for NHS Scotland and for the development and implementation of...
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 On 1 April 2009 the four health and social services boards in Northern Ireland were replaced by a single health and social care board for the...
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 The NHS is still funded mainly through general taxation, although in recent years more reliance has been placed on the NHS element of national...
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 Primary care comprises the services provided by general practitioners, community health centres, pharmacies, dental practices and opticians.
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 Patient advice and liaison services (PALS) have been established for every NHS and PCT in England.
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 The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows UK residents access to state-provided health care while temporarily travelling in all EEuropean...
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