Select Committee on Health Second Report


ABPI      Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

ACD      Appraisal Consultation Document

A&E      Accident and Emergency

BNF      British National Formulary

CERT      Campaign for Effective and Rational Treatment

CHAI      Commission for Healthcare Audit and Information (yet to be established)

CHI      Commission for Health Improvement

CPG      Clinical Priorities Group

CSM      Committee on Safety of Medicines

DH        Department of Health

DTB      Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin

FAD      Final Appraisal Determination

HA        Health Authority

HTA      Health Technology Assessment

HTBS      Health Technology Board for Scotland

JPG      Joint Planning Group

MCA      Medicines Control Agency

MDA      Medical Devices Agency

MRC      Medical Research Council

MS        Multiple sclerosis

NAW      National Assembly for Wales

NCC      National Collaborating Centre

NICE      National Institute for Clinical Excellence

NSF      National Service Framework

PCT      Primary Care Trust

QALY      Quality Adjusted Life Year

RCGP      Royal College of General Practitioners

SERNIP    Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures

SIGN      Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

TAG      Technology Advisory Group

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