Four arm's length bodies being abolished

The Health Protection Agency and the National Treatment Agency will have their functions transferred to health secretary Andrew Lansley

The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, the Appointments Commission, the National Patient Safety Agency and the Alcohol Education Research Council are being abolished, it has been announced.

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