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2010-06-02 13:19:00

LONDON, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiltern International Limited (Chiltern), a global contract research organization, announced its latest collaboration with Tayside Academic Health Sciences Centre (TAHSC), a joint venture between UK's NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee. In this collaboration, Chiltern will partner with TAHSC to conduct and support Proof of Concept and Translational Medicine studies. Chiltern will draw upon many parts of TAHSC, including the Clinical Research Centre...

2008-10-04 09:00:20

By Frank Urquhart HEALTH boards across Scot-land were yesterday ordered to tighten up procedures for storing and disposing of patients' files following the discovery of personal medical records at a disused hospital in Tayside. Nicola Sturgeon, the health secretary, issued stringent new rules to protect patient privacy after publication of a damning report into the discovery at the former Strathmartine Hospital on the outskirts of Dundee. The documents found at the abandoned hospital,...

2008-10-04 09:00:20

By Frank Urquhart HEALTH boards across Scot-land were yesterday ordered to tighten up procedures for storing and disposing of patients' files, following the discovery of personal medical records at a disused hospital in Tayside. Nicola Sturgeon, the health secretary, issued stringent new rules to protect patient privacy after publication of a damning report into the discovery at the former Strathmartine Hospital on the outskirts of Dundee. The documents found at the abandoned...

2008-09-25 12:00:43

SANDY Watson, chairman of Tayside Health Board, accuses me of "many inaccuracies", but the inaccuracies are of his making. He asserts that no decision has been reached with respect to reprovision of GP out-of-hours services in Kinloch Rannoch and that the first-responders scheme is only one of the options being considered by local people. Tayside Health Board has failed to present any other option to residents, who have waited two and a half years for services to be restored. According to...

2008-09-18 12:00:40

SANDY Watson, NHS Tayside chairman, in his response to Allyson Pollock is somewhat "economical with the truth". First, he stated that "market mechanisms were abolished in Scotland many years ago". Leaving aside the hospitals in Scotland that have in recent times been built utilising the PPI/PFI mechanism, there is the private medical facility operating in Stracathro Hospital within his own board's geographical area that he appears to have overlooked. Secondly, in his attempt "to correct...

2008-09-12 12:00:18

By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT ONE of the leading critics of private involvement in the NHS has attacked measures to replace out-of-hours GP cover in one of Scotland's most remote communities. Professor Allyson Pollock said residents in Kinloch Rannoch were being asked to provide the funding and volunteers to man a new service introduced after the area's GP opted out of on-call duties. She said NHS Tayside had privatised "core services" n using the firm First Response Writing...

2008-07-10 15:00:54

CANCER patients will benefit from a GBP1.6million scanner at a new clinical research centre, it was announced today. Health secretary Nicola Sturgeon was expected to outline the cash pledge for the equipment at the offi cial opening of the GBP13million centre at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. Speaking earlier, Ms Sturgeon said research is at the heart of the NHS and ensures great strides are made in providing the best care. She added: "Screening for breast cancer is an example of...

2008-06-22 09:00:31

:: SMOKING Smokers in the poorest areas of Dundee, Scotland, are being offered 150-worth of groceries by the health service if they give up cigarettes. Participants in the 12-week scheme will be given 12.50 a week by NHS Tayside health board if a carbon monoxide breath test proves they have not been smoking. The money will be credited to a card which cannot be used for cigarettes or alcohol. The scheme is similar to a project used by the trust to encourage pregnant women to give up smoking....


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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