Department Of Health Government Quangos (Public Bodies)

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Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee

To advise Health Ministers with respect to the grant, renewal, suspension, revocation and variation of certificates and generally in connection with the system of prior authorisation required by Article 5(a) of Council Directive 76/579/Euratom. This has been superceded by the Basic Safety Standard Directive for radiation protection 059/2013 but not yet implemented into UK law.

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Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards

ACCEA administers the National Clinical Excellence Awards Scheme and oversees Local Schemes which are run by local NHS employers. It advises Ministers on which consultants should receive new National Awards and whether existing award holders have provided satisfactory evidence for renewal.

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British Pharmacopoeia Commission

To publish any new editions of and/or amendments to the British Pharmacopoeia and British Pharmacopoeia (Veterinary), together with the establishment and publication of British Approved Names.

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Care Quality Commission

The purpose of CQC is to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high quality care and to encourage care services to improve. Its role is to monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and to publish what it finds, including performance ratings to help people choose care.

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Commission on Human Medicines

To advise the Health Ministers and the Licensing Authority (LA) on matters relating to human medicinal products, and to consider those applications that lead to LA action as appropriate (i.e. where the LA has a statutory duty to refer or chooses to do so).

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Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment

To assess and advise on the mutagenic risk to man of substances in food, consumer products and the environment.

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Health and Social Care Information Centre

HSCIC collects, analyses and publishes national data and statistical information and delivers national IT systems and services to support health and care providers.

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Public Health England

PHE protects and improves the nation's health and wellbeing and works to reduce inequalities. It provides national leadership and expert services to support locally-led public health services and expert services to respond to health protection emergencies, working alongside local government, the NHS and other key partners.

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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Licensing and inspection of fertility clinics and projects involving human embryos. Holder and provider of information for the public, patients, donor conceived people and donors. Sets policy framework for fertility issues.

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Human Tissue Authority

The HTA aims to maintain public confidence by ensuring that human tissue and organs are used safely and ethically and with proper consent. We regulate organisations that remove, store and use human tissue for research, medical treatment, post-mortem examination, teaching and display in public. The HTA also approves organ and bone marrow donations from living people.

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Independent Reconfiguration Panel

To advise the Secretary of State for Health on contentious proposals for changes to NHS services. To offer support and generic advice to the NHS, local authorities and other interested bodies involved in NHS service reconfiguration.

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Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

The MHRA is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in the UK by ensuring they work and are acceptably safe.

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Monitor

Monitor is the sector regulator for health services in England. Our job is to protect and promote the interests of patients by ensuring that the whole sector works for their benefit. Monitor has an on-going role in assessing NHS Trusts for foundation trust status, and for ensuring that foundation trusts are well-led, in terms of both quality and finances.

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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NICE provides guidance, standards and information to help health, public health and social care professionals deliver the best possible care based on the best available evidence.

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NHS England

The role of NHS England is to promote a comprehensive health service so as to improve the health outcomes for people in England. It also promotes the NHS Constitution and the values and commitments contained within it.

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NHS Pay Review Body

To make recommendations on the remuneration of all staff paid under Agenda for Change and employed in the NHS.

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Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration

To make recommendations on the remuneration of doctors and dentists taking part in the NHS.

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