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Terms used in the Notes

Audit Commission: the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England.

Baseline allocations: a recurrent amount of funding that represents the cash-limited allocation that PCTs receive to enable them to commission healthcare for their population.

The Commission: the Care Quality Commission, established by clause 1 of the Bill.

Contributions and Benefits Act: the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c. 4).

The Convention: the European Convention on Human Rights.

The Councils: the GSCC and the CCW.

Global Sum: the sum that pays fees and allowances for the provision of NHS pharmaceutical services.

Health Care Professions Act 2002: the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (c. 17).

Liable relatives rule: set out in sections 42 and 43 of the National Assistance Act 1948 and in various other provisions mentioned in clause 135(1). The liable relatives rule provides that spouses are liable to maintain each other and parents are liable to maintain their children.

Mental Health Act: the Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20).

Monitor: the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts.

Northern Ireland Contributions and Benefits Act: the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 7).

Public Health Act 1984: the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 (c. 22).

Social enterprise: businesses with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community.

Abbreviations used in the Notes

AMHPs               Approved mental health professionals

CCW                    Care Council for Wales

CHAI          Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection (known as the Healthcare Commission)

CIECSS     Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills

CRHP                    Council for the Regulation of Health Care Professionals

CSCI                    Commission for Social Care Inspection

DHSSPSNI     Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland

GMC                    General Medical Council

GOC                    General Optical Council

GSCC                    General Social Care Council

HCAIs               Healthcare associated infections

IA                    Impact Assessment

IHR                    International Health Regulations (2005)

LPA                    Lasting power of attorney

MHAC               Mental Health Act Commission

NBSB                    National Biological Standards Board

NCMP                    National Child Measurement Programme

NHS Act 2006          the National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41)

NHS (Wales) Act 2006     the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 (c. 42)

NIGB          National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care

NMC                    Nursing & Midwifery Council

OHPA                    Office of the Health Professions Adjudicator

PCTs                    Primary Care Trusts

PIAG                    Patient Information Advisory Group

PSNI                    Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland

RPSGB               Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

SEIF                    Social Enterprise Investment Fund

WHO                    World Health Organisation

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