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ACP advanced clinical practitioner

CCG clinical commissioning group

CEO chief executive officer

CQC Care Quality Commission

DGH district general hospital

MHRA Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

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SLA service level agreement. Defines the clinical services to be provided by the parties to each other

STPs sustainability and transformation plans

TUPE Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations