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GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
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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