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Care Act 2014

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Abbreviations used in notes

1983 ActMental Health Act (1983)
2003 ActCommunity Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act 2003
2006 ActNational Health Service Act 2006
2008 ActHealth and Social Care Act 2008
2012 ActHealth and Social Care Act 2012
CCGClinical commissioning group
CQCCare Quality Commission
ECHREuropean Convention on Human Rights
EHCEducation, health and care
GAfRECGovernance arrangements for research ethics committees
HEEHealth Education England
HRAHealth Research Authority
HSCICHealth and Social Care Information Centre
IRASIntegrated research application system
LETBsLocal Education and Training Boards
NHS EnglandThe name used by the NHS Commissioning Board established under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
NIHRNational Institute for Health Research
RECsResearch ethics committees
SABSafeguarding Adults Board
SpHASpecial Health Authority
TSATrust Special Administrator
UKECAUnited Kingdom Ethics Committee Authority
Wales ActSocial Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

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