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Organisations in the NHS NHS: - The NHS is the National Health Service which is a publicly funded healthcare system responsible for improving health and well-being on individuals. The main principles is that it is free at point of entry, based on clinical need rather than ability to pay and is a high quality service that everyone equally has access to despite age, sex and socioeconomic background. NHS is divided into three main tiers of care called primary, secondary and tertiary care. There is quaternary but it is rare to see this care around. Free at point of delivery for any UK resident. NHS was set up by the health minister called Aneurin Bevan in 1948. GMC: - The GMC is the general medical council is a public body and professional regulator that is responsible for keeping a list of registered doctors practicing in the UK. They release a set of guidelines for doctors to follow to maintain high quality and standards of care in the NHS for example good medical practice. They are also responsible for carrying out investigations on doctors that may not be fit to practice in the NHS and may be struck off the register to maintain safety of patients. They can make sure standards of care are met through revalidation and appraisal. They also make sure that doctors get high standard of education and training to be able to deliver high quality care throughout their career. BMA: - The BMA is the British Medical Association is a trade union representing and negotiating on the behalf of all doctors and medical students in the UK. They negotiate pays and rights of doctors and are involved in supporting them. They fight for the best terms and conditions for doctors as well as setting out campaigns against issues that may be affecting the medical profession. They also support with global health, influence policy and legislation, do the research through reports evidence and briefings to bring about change. NICE: - NICE is the National Institute of Clinical Excellence which is a public body of the department of health in England. Role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. - They release NICE guidelines which are guidelines and helping preventing and managing specific diseases, improving health and managing medicines in different settings. - Technology appraisals guidance assesses clinical and cost effectiveness of health technologies like procedures and devices and diagnostic agents. - Medical technologies and diagnostic guidance helps NHS adopt clinically effective and cost effective technologies quickly - Interventional procedures guidance recommend whether certain interventions are effective or safe enough for use in the NHS. Department of health and social care: - Run by government responsible for distributing funding for the NHS for health and social care in England. Responsible for policy making too.

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