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Glossary of Health Terms & Acronyms

Topic : Glossary Type : Briefing

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5YFV: Five Year Forward View

 

A

A&E: Accident and Emergency 
AAC: Appointments Advisory Committee
ACT: Alcohol Care Team
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AF: Atrial fibrillation
AHP: Allied health professional
AHSN: Academic Health Science Network
AI: Artificial Intelligence
API: Application Programming Interface 
ABPI: Association of British Pharmaceutical Industries   

 

B

BCF: Better Care Fund
Bed Blocking: The long-term occupation of hospital beds, primarily by the elderly, due to a shortage of suitable care elsewhere
BMA: British Medical Association
BMI: Body mass index

 

C

CAMHS: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CAS: Clinical Assessment Service
CBC: Community Based Care
CCG: Clinical Commissioning Group
CETR: Care, Education and Treatment Review
CMA: Competition and Markets Authority
CNST: Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts
COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPD: Continuing professional development
CPR: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CQC: Care Quality Commission
CQUIN: Commissioning for Quality and Innovation
CRN: Clinical Research Network
CSTR: Community Service Treatment Requirement
CT: Computerised Tomography
CTR: Care and Treatment Review
CVD: Cardiovascular Disease

 

D

DHSC: Department of Health and Social Care
DTOC
: Delayed transfer of care

 

E

ECDS: Emergency Care Data Set
EHCH: 
Enhanced Health in Care Homes
EPR:
Electronic patient record
EPS:
Electronic Prescription Service

 

F

FCP: First Contact Practitioners
FH:
Familial Hypercholesterolaemia
FRF:
Financial Recovery FundFCP
FTE
: Full-Time Equivalent

 

G

GBD: Global Disease Burden
GDE: Global Digital Exemplar
GIRFT: Getting It Right First Time
GMC General Medical Council
GP: General Practitioner

 

H

HEE: Health Education England
HEI: Higher Education Institution
HFSS: 
High in fat, salt and sugar
HPV
: Human Papilloma Virus
HTP:
 Health Technology Partnership 

 

I

IAPT: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
ICP: Integrated Care Provider
ICS: Integrated Care System
IPS: Individual Placement and Support
ISDN: Integrated Stroke Delivery Network

 

L

LeDeR: Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme
LHCR: Local Health and Care Records
LoS: Length of stay
LTP: Long Term Plan

 

M

MCP: Multispeciality community provider
MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging
MSK: Musculoskeletal

 

N

NICE: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
NIHR: National Institute for Health Research 
NHS: National Health Service
NMC: Nursing and Midwifery Council
NRLS: National Reporting and Learning System

 

O

OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

 

P

PACS: Primary Acute Care Systems
PHB:
Personal Health Budget
PHE:
Public Health England
PHR:
Personal Health Record

 

Q

QI: Quality Improvement
QNI: Queen’s Nursing Institute
QOF: Quality and Outcomes Framework

 

R

R&D: Research and Development
RDC:
Rapid Diagnostic Centre
RTT:
Referral To Treatment

 

S

SaaS: Software as a Service
SBLCB: Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle
SCCL: Supply Chain Coordination Limited
SDEC: Same Day Emergency Care
SSNAP: Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme
STOMP: Stopping Over Medication of People with a learning disability autism or both
STAMP: Supporting Treatment and Appropriate Medication in Paediatrics 
STP: Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
SUS: Secondary Uses Service

 

U

UTC: Urgent Treatment Centre

 

V

VCSE: Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise

 

W

WHO: World Health Organisation
WRT
: Workforce Review Team