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Appendix 6: Abbreviations and Acronyms

ADASS    Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

ADCS    Association of Directors of Children's Services

AHSC    Academic Health Science Centre

AHSN    Academic Health Science Network

ALDS    Adults with Learning Disability Services

AMRC    Association of Medical Research Charities

AMS    Academy of Medical Sciences

BMA    British Medical Association

CCG    Clinical Commissioning Group (operative from April 2013)

CHCP    City Health Care Partnership

CPRD    Clinical Practice Research Datalink

CQC    Care Quality Commission

CSA    Care and Support Alliance

CSV    Community Service Volunteer

ECC    Ethics and Confidentiality Committee

ECCA    English Community Care Association

ECHR    European Convention on Human Rights

EHCP    Education, Health and Care Plan

EHRC    Equality and Human Rights Commission

EMEA    European Medicines Agency

EPaCCS    Electronic Palliative Care Coordination System

FACS    Fair Access to Care Services

FDA    Food and Drug Administration (United States)

FPH    Faculty of Public Health

GMC    General Medical Council

HEE    Health Education England

HFEA    Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

HRA    Health Research Authority, Human Rights Act

HSE    Health and Safety Executive

HTA    Human Tissue Authority

JSNA    Joint Strategic Needs Analysis

LASSA    Local Authority Social Services Act 1970

LGA    Local Government Association

LSE    London School of Economics and Political Science

LETB    Local Education and Training Board

MHRA    Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Monitor  Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts

NAPC    National Association of Primary Care

NAVCA    National Association for Voluntary and Community Action

NDPB    Non-departmental public body

NHS    National Health Service

NHS Act 2006  The National Health Service Act 2006

NHS Acts 2006The National Health Service Act 2006 and the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006

NHS CB  NHS Commissioning Board

NIACE  National Institute of Adult Continuing Education

NICE  National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NIGB  National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care

NIHR    National Institute for Health Research

NRES    National Research Ethics Service

NSPCC    National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

PSSRU    LSE Personal Social Services Research Unit

QIPP    The NHS programme of Quality, Information, Productivity and Prevention

RAS    Resource Allocation System

RCP    Royal College of Physicians

RCGP    Royal College of General Practitioners

RSL    Registered social landlord

RNIB    Royal National Institute for the Blind

REC    Research Ethics Committee

SAB    Safeguarding Adults Board

SCIE    Social Care Institute for Excellence

SHA    Strategic Health Authority

SpHA    Special Health Authority

SSC    Strategic Society Centre

UKECA    UK Ethics Committee Authority

UKHCA    United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd

UNCRPD    United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

VCS    Voluntary Community Service, Voluntary Community Sector

WRVS    Women's Royal Voluntary Service

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