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Regulatory Affairs: Glossary of Professional Bodies and Committees

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Please find below a glossary of bodies and committees involved in regulatory affairs:
 
ABHI
Association of British Healthcare Industries
 
ABPI
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
 
API
Association of Pharmaceutical Importers
 
AXREM
Association of X-ray Equipment Manufacturers
 
BGMA
British Generic Manufacturers Association
 
BHMA
British Herbal Medicines Association
 
BIR
British Institute of Radiology
 
BMA
British Medical Association
 
BPC
British Pharmacopoeia Commission
 
BSI
British Standards Institution

CDRH
Centre for Devices and Radiological Health
 
CDSM
Committee on Dental and Surgical Materials
 
CEN
Comité Européen de Normalisation
 
CENELEC
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
 
CHAI
Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection
 
CHI
Commission for Health Improvement
 
CHMP
Committee on Human Medicinal Products
 
CIOMS
Council for International Organisations of Medical Sciences
 
COMP
Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products
 
CPMP
Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products
 
CPS
Chemistry Pharmacy and Standards Subcommittee
 
CRM
Committee on Review of Medicines
 
CSCI
Commission of Social Care Inspection
 
CSD
Committee on the Safety of Devices
 
CSM
Committee on Safety of Medicines
 
CVMP
Committee for Veterinary Medicinal Products
DG
Directorate General (of the European Commission)
 
DoH
Department of Health
 
ECPHIN
European Community Pharmaceutical Information Network
 
EDQM
European Department for Quality of Medicines
 
EFTA
European Free Trade Association
 
EFPIA
European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries Associations
 
EFQM
European Foundation for Quality Management
 
EGA
European Generic Medicines Association
 
EMA (formerly the EMEA)
European Medicines Agency
 
EPHA
European Public Health Alliance
 
ETSI
European Telecommunications Standards Institute
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
 
GP-TCM
Research consortium reviewing TCM research & forum for exchange of information between EU & Chinese scientists.
 
HFMA
Health Food Manufacturers' Association
 
HMPC
European Committee for Herbal Medicinal Products
 
HMSO
Her Majesty's Stationery Office
 
HPA
Health Protection Agency
 
HSE
Health & Safety Executive
ICH
International Conference on Harmonisation
 
ICNIRP
International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
 
IEC
International Electrotechnical Commission
 
IIP
Investors In People
 
IPEM
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
 
IRG
Independent Review Group
 
MAC
Microbiology Advisory Committee
MagNET
Magnetic Resonance National Evaluation Team
 
MC
Medicines Commission
 
MHRA
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
 
MRGF
Mutual Recognition Facilitation Group
NAO
National Audit Office
 
NBOG
Notified Body Operations Group
 
NHS
National Health Service
 
NIBSC
National Institute for Biological Standards and Control
 
NICE
National Institute for Clinical Excellence
 
NPSA
National Patient Safety Agency
 
NRPB
National Radiological Protection Board
OECD
Organisation for European Co-operation and Development
 
PAGB
Proprietary Association of Great Britain
 
PIC
Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention
RCGP
Royal College of General Practitioners
 
RCR
Royal College of Radiologists
 
RPSGB
Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
 
RSC
Royal Society of Chemistry
 
RSM
Royal Society of Medicine
SCOP
Sub-Committee on Pharmacovigilance
 
SEAC
Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee
 
TAG
Technical Advisory Group
 
TSO
The Stationery Office
 
WHO
World Health Organisation