Select Committee on Public Administration Fifth Report


NameEstablished TerminatedTerms of reference Date and subjects of any reports Membership
Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation (ACRA) Nov 19982003 To advise the Secretary of State on a new formula for distributing resources between Health Authorities and Primary Care Groups/Trusts; and to advise on how to reduce avoidable health inequalities. NoneS Day (Chair; NHS Executive)

  Avon Health Authority

  Camden and Islington Health Authority

  Coventry Health Authority

  Dorset Health Authority

  Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital NHS Trust

  Linconshire Health Authority

  Liverpool Health Authority

  Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust

  NHS Executive x4

  NW Lancaster Health Authority

  GPs x4

  Imperial College of Medicine


  Prescribing Support Unit

  Regional Chair; North West

  University of Kent

  University of Lancaster

  University of Southampton

  University of York

Chief Medical Officer's Working Group on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Jan 1999Jan 2000 To review management and practice in the field of CFS/ME with the aim of providing best practice guidance for professionals, patients and carers to improve the quality of care and treatment for people with CFS/ME. NoneAllen Hutchinson (Chair; University of Sheffield)

  St Bartholomew's Hospital x2

  Guy's, King's and St Thomas's Hospitals

  NHS Executive

  North and East Devon Health Authority

  Scottish Executive

  Action for ME

  BRAME x2

  ME Association x2

  25% ME Group

  University of Sheffield

  University of the West of England

Chief Medical Officer's Expert Group on Therapeutic Cloning Jun 1999Aug 2000 To analyse and assess the incidence and ethical and social implications of therapeutic cloning; and to advise on regulation. Aug 2000 ReportLiam Donaldson (Chair; Chief Medical Officer)

  Government's Chief Scientific Adviser

  Member of Human Genetics Commission

  Cardiff University

  Genetics Services, Manchester

  Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford

  Regional Genetics Services, Newcastle upon Tyne

  University of Bristol

  University of Cambridge x2

  University of Edinburgh


Defibrillator Advisory Committee 1 Sep 1999There is not a scheduled date of termination To advise on the arrangements for deployment of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in public places to be provided under the Saving Lives: Our Healthier Nation initiative. Year report due Sep 2000 John Nelson (Chair; Tees, East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust)

  British Transport Police

  Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

  Department of Health

  Stoke Mandeville Hospital

  Ambulance Service Association

  British Cardiac Patients' Association

  British Heart Foundation x2

  British Red Cross Society

  Joint Royal Colleges and Ambulance Liaison Committee

  Resuscitation Council

  St John Ambulance

Expert Patients Task Force Nov 1999Scheduled to be terminated in Nov 2000 To design the new Expert Patients Programme to address the needs of people with a chronic disease or disability. Report due Autumn 2000 Liam Donaldson (Chair; Chief Medical Officer)

  Patients/service users x3

  Professionals x7

  Voluntary associations x11

  Research expertise

  Self-management training x3

Group Considering Future Funding Basis Genito-Urinary Medicine Services Mar 20002001 To identify the key service issues/planning issues influencing GUM funding mechanisms.

To consider options for future funding mechanisms.

NoneA McNab (Chair; Sexual Health Policy Unit)

  Department of Health x5

  Royal Hallamshire Hospital

  Chelsea and Westminster Hospital x2

  Camden and Islington Health Authority

  Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority

  London Regional Office, Corporate Finance

  St. Thomas's Hospital

  Guy's Hospital

  Countess of Chester Hospital

  Willesden Hospital

  Consultant epidemiologist

HIV/AIDS Strategy Steering Group Mar 1999Jun 2000 (the Group was subsumed into the broader Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Strategy Steering Group) To develop the HIV/AIDS Strategy within the context of the Government's new policies. To produce findings from working groups and a draft HIV/AIDS Strategy document, relating to treatment and care, HIV testing and prevention. Progress Report on

HIV/AIDS Strategy - Apr 2000

Sheila Adam (Chair; Department of Health)

  St Bartholomew's Hospital

  Brighton Health Authority

  Chelsea and Westminster Hospital


  HM Prison Service Health

  Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority

  Leeds Health Authority

  London Borough of Croydon

  Manchester Health Authority

  Oxfordshire Health Authority


  African HIV Steering Group

  City University School of Nursing


  National AIDS Trust

  Network of Self-Help HIV and AIDS Groups


  Positively Women

  Royal College of General Practitioners

  Service user

  Terence Higgins Trust

  Trent Regional Office


  University of Manchester

Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones 24 Aug 199911 May 2000 To consider present concerns about the possible health effects from the use of mobile phones, base stations and transmitters, to conduct a rigorous assessment of existing research and to give advice based on the present state of knowledge; and to make recommendations on further work that should be carried out to improve the basis for sound advice. Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones: Mobile Phones and Health - 11 May 2000 Sir William Stewart (Chair; Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust)

  Edinburgh University Students' Association

  Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust

  Women into Science and Engineering Campaign (WISE)

  WHO EMF programme

Learning Disability Advisory Group Nov 1998Dec 2000 To provide a forum in which Department of Health officials can explore issues and options arising from the programme of work on learning disabilities; to explore the implications for people with learning disabilities of the Department of Health's other more general policies; and to advise on possible options for future work. NoneA Gross (Chair; Department of Health)

  Association for Residential Care

  British Institute of Learning Disabilities

  Community Living

  Herzov Associates

  Institute for Health Research, Lancaster University

  Mencap x2

  National Development Team

  NHS Confederation

  People First


  Royal College of Nursing

  Royal College of Psychiatrists

  St George's Hospital Medical School

  Values into Action

Modernisation Action Team: Prevention Apr 2000Not known, but future remit and status of the group is under review To review progress and set out further action to promote health, prevent disease, reduce health inequalities and to focus the health system on its contribution to tackling the causes of avoidable ill-health. Produced working paper as a contribution to the NHS Plan, published on 27 Jul 2000 Liam Donaldson (Chair; Department of Health)

  Cabinet Office

  City and Hackney Community Services NHS Trust

  Cornwall Healthcare Trust

  Department of Health x2

  Health Development Agency

  Leeds Health Authority

  Liverpool Health Authority

  Local Government Association

  Murray Hall Community Health Trust

  National Heart Forum

  North West Lancashire Health Authority

  Sandwell Health Authority

  Somerset Health Authority

  Community Action Network



  Joint Consultants' Committee

  Macmillan Cancer Relief

  MRC National Collaboration on Health Services Research

  Public Health

  The King's Fund


  UK Public Health Association

Modernisation Action Team: Partnership Apr 2000Unknown To ensure all parts of the health and social care system can work together, with the right emphasis at each level of care. Produced working paper as a contribution to the NHS Plan, published on 27 Jul 2000 John Hutton (Chair; Minister of State for Health)

  Association of Directors of Social Services

  Audit Commission

  Department of Health x3

  Diana Princess of Wales Children's Hospital, Birmingham

  Hillingdon Health Authority

  Local Government Association

  North Derbyshire NHS Trust

  Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust

  Somerset Partnership NHS and Social Care Trust

  Social Services, Harrow

  Alzheimer's Disease Society

  Anchor Housing Trust

  British Medical Association

  College of Occupational Therapists

  National Patients' Access Team Trust

  University of Manchester

  Royal College of Nursing

  Ridgeway Surgery, North Harrow

  Westminster Healthcare plc

Modernisation Action Teams: Patient Access Apr 2000Not known To consider how to deliver fast and convenient access to all services, in line with the patient's clinical need. Produced working paper as a contribution to the NHS Plan, published on 27 Jul 2000. Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Chair; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health)

  Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

  British Dental Association

  Department of Health x2

  Dorset Health Authority

  Greenwich London Borough Council

  Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust

  National Patients' Access team x3

  North East Essex Mental Health NHS Trust

  Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust

  Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

  HM Treasury

  Withington Hospital

  Breakthrough Breast Cancer

  College of Health


  National Heart Director

  Personal Medical Services Project, Salford

  Royal College of Surgeons of England

Modernisation Action Team: Patient Empowerment Apr 2000Not known To empower and inform patients so that they can be more involved in their care. Produced working paper as a contribution to the NHS Plan, published on 27 Jul 2000 G Stuart MP (Chair; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health)

  Adelaide Medical Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

  Barnsley District General Hospital NHS Trust

  Birmingham Women's Healthcare NHS Trust

  Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust

  Department of Health x2

  NHS Executive SE Regional Office

  Pindersfields and Pontefract Hospitals NHS Trust

  Bradford CHC

  British Diabetic Association

  Carers National Association

  GP Committee, BMA

  Help for Health Trust

  Keele University

  Long-Term Medical Conditions Alliance

  Picker Europe

  Proprietary Association of Great Britain

  Royal College of Midwives

  Royal College of Nursing

Modernisation Action Teams: Performance Apr 2000Not known To review progress and set out further action to deliver the organisational and clinical performance and productivity required for the modernisation of the NHS. Produced working paper as a contribution to the NHS Plan, published on 27 Jul 2000 Yvette Cooper MP (Chair; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health)

  Audit Commission

  Bath and West Community NHS Trust

  Commission for Health Improvement

  County Durham Health Authority

  Department of Health x3

  East Sussex, Brighton and Hove Health Authority

  HM Treasury

  NHS Confederation

  NHS Director of Clinical Governance

  NHS Executive

  Northern General Hospital NHS Trust

  Academy of the Medical Royal Colleges

  British Association of Medical Managers

  British Medical Association

  Centre for Health Economics

  Institute of Healthcare Improvement

  National Institute for Clinical Excellence

  National Primary Care Development Team

  Royal College of General Practitioners

  Stroke Association

  University of York

Modernisation Action Team: Professions Apr 2000Unknown To consider how to ensure the NHS has the right workforce with the right skills, organised in the right way to deliver modern, flexible patient-centred services. Produced working paper as a contribution to the NHS Plan, published on 27 Jul 2000 John Denham MP (Chair; Minister of State for Health)

  Barnet Health Authority

  Bedfordshire and Luton Community Trust

  Department of Health

  Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust

  Leeds Teaching Hospital

  NHS Executive

  North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

  Royal Bolton Hospital

  Royal United Hospital, Bath

  South and West Bradford PCG

  St Mary's Hospital, London

  University College Birmingham

  Wigan and Leigh Health Services NHS Trust

  Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust


  ICONET Business Management

  Patients' Forum

  Royal College of Physicians

  University of Southampton


National Forum of Non-Governmental Public Health Organisations Feb 2000On-going To provide expertise and advice to the Department of Health on the contribution that non-governmental public health organisations can make to the development, implementation and delivery of Saving Lives: Our Healthier Nation and related health policies; and to suggest possible areas of research to the Department of Health. NonePat Troop (Chair; Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health).

Representatives from:

  Age Concern

  British Medical Association

  Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

  Child Poverty Action Group

  College of Health

  Commission for Racial Equality

  Community Development and Health Network

  Community Education Development Centre

  Community Practitioners and Health Care Visitors Association

  Consumers' Association

  Faculty of Public Health Medicine

  Health Development Agency

  Health for All (UK)

  Local Government Association


  National Children's Bureau

  National Council for Voluntary Organisations

  National Heart Forum

  NHS Confederation

  Patients' Association

  Royal College of GPs

  Royal College of Nursing

  Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene

  Royal Pharmaceutical Society

  Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

  Royal Society for the Promotion of Health

  Scarman Trust

  Society of Health Education and Promotion Specialists

  Society of Local Authority Chief Executives

  Standing Conference for Community Development

  Stroke Association

  UK Public Health Association

NHS Efficiency Task Force Jun 19977 Apr 2000 Offers advice to Minister of State for Health on "opportunities for process and systems changes that will lead to the delivery of more efficient and effective patient care across the NHS". None, but did provide advice and guidance to Minister about a range of issues   Health Authority

  NHS Confederation

  NHS Trust

  Commission for Health Improvement

Out of Area Treatment Working Group Feb 2000May 2000 To establish a method for costing OATs for the 2001/02 adjustment. NoneL Eccles (Chair; NHS Executive)

  Addenbrookes NHS Trust


  NHS Executive x6

  Eastern Regional Office

  Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority

  National Assembly for Wales

  NW Regional Office

  NWCS x2

  Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust

  Royal Devon and Exeter Healthcare NHS Trust

  Salford and Trafford Health Authority

  South Derbyshire Health Authority

  Trent Regional Office

  Walsall Community Health NHS Trust


Pharmaceutical Industry Competitiveness Task Force Apr 2000Apr 2001 To identify all the criteria for maintaining and developing the competitiveness of the UK as a successful and effective base for an innovative pharmaceutical industry in a global market. Apr 2000 ReportLord Hunt of Kings Heath (Joint Chair; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health)

Tom McKillop (Joint Chair; AstraZeneca)

  Department of Health x2

  Minister for Education and Employment

  Minister for Planning

  Minister for Trade and Industry

  HM Treasury

  Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry

  Glaxo Wellcome

  Merck Sharp & Dohme

  Novartis UK

  Smithkline Beecham x2

Review of Research Framework in North Staffordshire Health Services Dec 1998May 2000 To undertake a review of the general framework for the approval and monitoring of clinical research projects at North Staffordshire NHS Trust. Report of the Review of the Research Framework in North Staffordshire Hospital NHS Trust   CHC

  Midlands Health Consultancy Network



Review of Welfare Food Scheme Aug 1999Aug 2000 To consider the nutritional status and requirements of pregnant women and children, based on the best available evidence of nutritional need; to consider whether there is any evidence of a need to provide nutritional supplements to pregnant women and children in certain groups, including low income families and the socially excluded; and to consider the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of each element of the existing scheme. Panel on Child and Maternal Nutrition (PCMN) issued a nutritional review for consultation in Dec 1999; the final report is expected to be published in Autumn 2000. Pat Troup (Chair; Department of Health)

  Department of Health x9

  HM Treasury




  Northern Ireland


  St George's Hospital, Tooting

Sexual Health Strategy External Reference Group Sep 1999May 2000 To ensure content of sexual health strategy encompasses key issues and is consistent with related pieces of work. NoneM Adler (Chair)

  Department of Health x3

  Health Education Authority

  Chief Executive Primary Care Group


  National Aids Trust

  National Youth Services

  Royal College of Nursing

  Terence Higgins Trust

  Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


Task Force on Violence against Social Care Staff 1 Sep 1999Oct 2000 To produce a national action plan designed to promote the safety and welfare of all social care workers; advise the Department on the content of a training initiative, setting of targets, strategies and a programme of development work. Interim Report: Initial Report of the National Task Force

on Violence to Social Care Staff - 13 Apr 2000

Chris Davies (Chair; Director of Social Services)

  British Transport Police

  Department of Health x2

  Health and Safety Executive

  Race Equality Unit

  Westminster Social Services Department

  Central Services, Luton

  Community Care Magazine

  Manager of Residential Care Home

  National Care Homes Association

  National Institute of Social Work

  National Voice

  UK Home Care Association


Waiting List Action Team Nov 1997Under review in light of the NHS Plan. No termination date has yet been set. To support the NHS Executive Board, and Ministers, in securing effective implementation of national policies for the NHS to improve services for patients in need of urgent and non-urgent elective treatment. Getting Patients Treated - Aug 1999 S Day (Chair; NHS Executive)

  Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust

  Coventry Health Authority

  Department of Health

  Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Montagu NHS Trust

  Dorset Health Authority

  East Sussex, Brighton and Hove Health Authority

  Hammersmith Hospital NHS Trust

  Herefordshire Council

  Huddersfield NHS Trust

  Lewisham Hospitals NHS Trust

  Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust

  NHS Executive

  Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust

  Preston Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

  College of Health

  University of Birmingham

  GP and Chair of Wokingham PCG

  Joint Consultants' Committee

  Royal College of Surgeons

  National Patients' Access Team x2

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