Health and Social Care Act 2012 Explanatory Notes

Glossary of Abbrevations

Abbreviations used in the Notes

AbbreviationMeaning
CCGClinical commissioning group
CHRECouncil for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence
CQCCare Quality Commission
DHSSPSDepartment of Health Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland
GPGeneral medical practitioner
HSEHealth and Safety Executive
HWBHealth and wellbeing board
IMHAIndependent mental health advocate
LHWLocal Healthwatch
NHSNational Health Service
NHS ActNational Health Service Act 2006
NICECurrently the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, changed through this Act to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
OFTOffice of Fair Trading
PCTPrimary Care Trust
SHAStrategic Health Authority
SOADSecond opinion appointed doctor
SpHASpecial Health Authority
UKUnited Kingdom

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