medical quango

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medical quango

Any of a number of health bodies in the UK which, while funded by central Government, are subject to minimal governmental involvement and oversight.

Examples, medical quangos
• Advisory Board on the Registration of Homeopathic Products 
• Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens
• Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections
• Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs
• Advisory Group on Hepatitis
• Alcohol Education and Research Council
• Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment
• Committee on Medical Aspects of Air Pollutants
• Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment
• Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment
• Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence
• Disability Employment Advisory Committee
• Disability Living/Attendance Allowance Advisory Board
• Disabled Persons' Transport Advisory Committee
• Expert Advisory Group on HIV/Aids
• Gene Therapy Advisory Committee
• Health Protection Agency
• Hearing Aid Council
• Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee
• Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
• Human Genetics Commission
• Human Tissue Authority
• Independent Advisory Group of Sexual Health and HIV
• Independent Advisory Group on Teenage Pregnancy
• Independent Review Panel on the Advertising of Medicines
• Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations
• Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition
• Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee
References in periodicals archive ?
THE NHS quango that won't give Abi the vital PS8,000-a-dose drug spends almost PS10,000-a-week on rail fares for bosses to travel between offices in London and Leeds.
It might be better if it sorted out its own financial priorities before it bailed out an NHS quango.
The new two-days-per-week chairman and medical director of a little-known NHS quango will each receive pounds 12,168 plus travel expenses.
WALSGRAVE Hospital chairman Bryan Stoten is staying on for the next four years after being reappointed by an NHS quango.
It seems quite astonishing that such important business can be attended to in the small hours of the morning after debates on national issues such as postal voting or the democratic make-up of NHS quangos.
Labour have also created numerous NHS quangos costing billions and employing thousands -- for which they are planning another expensive re-organisation.
Last week UK Health Minister John Reid announced 21 of 42 NHS quangos would be scrapped or merged, cutting 5,000 jobs.
Health Secretary John Reid is expected to tell Parliament that 21 of the 42 NHS quangos will be abolished or combined, freeing up pounds 500m to be invested in front-line services.
Several NHS quangos will be abolished, including Alcohol Education, the Research Council, the National Patient Safety Agency and the Appointments Commission.
All these NHS quangos ( strategic health authorities as well ( have meetings in secret.
He said, 'I am sure the First Minster is aware of the statement to MPs by UK Health Minister, John Reid that 21 of the 42 UK NHS quangos will be abolished or merged.