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General Medical Services Payments Board, NHS, UK
The General Medical Services (Payments) Board (GMS) is an agency established under the auspices of the Irish Government Department of Health. The Board is responsible for calculating, approving and issuing payments to primary care providers for services delivered to citizens on behalf of all the area Health Boards in Ireland. The Board also compiles statistics and other information in relation to such services. In the year 2001 the Board issued payments to the value of €952m representing almost all payments for services provided in the community by General Practitioners, Community Pharmacies, Dentists and Optometrists/Ophthalmologists under the various schemes operated by GMS.
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