The Seven Executive Non-Departmental Public Bodies

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History[edit] The Department of Health was formally created in 1988, through The Transfer of Functions (Health and Social Security) Order. Like many others, the Department with responsibility for the nation's health has had different names and included other functions over time.[3] In the 19th century, several bodies were formed for specific consultative duties and dissolved when they were no longer required. There were two incarnations of the Board of Health (in 1805 and 1831) and a General Board of Health (1854 to 1858) that reported directly into the Privy Council. Responsibility for health issues was also at times, and in part, vested in local health boards and, with the emergence of modern local government, with the Local Government…show more content…
The Health and Social Care Information Centre, which provides statistical information and informatics support to the health and care system. The Human Tissue Authority regulates the use of human tissue in research and therapeutic treatments. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, which regulates and inspects in vitro fertilisation, artificial insemination and the storage of human eggs, sperm or embryos. It also regulates Human Embryo research. Monitor, which oversees Foundation Trusts and applications from NHS Trusts seeking foundation trust status. It also has the new role of examining pricing and competition in the NHS. NHS England oversees the NHS in England, commissions specialised healthcare services and primary care services and oversees Clinical Commissioning Groups. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, 'NICE', which provides advice on treatment procedures and assesses healthcare interventions for…show more content…
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