Glossary of terms

A&E Accident and Emergency
ACT Alcohol Care Team
ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
AF Atrial fibrillation
AHP Allied health professional
AHSN Academic Health Science Network
AI Artificial intelligence
ALB Arm’s Length Body
API Application programming interface
BAME Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic
BMA British Medical Association
BMI Body mass index
CAS Clinical Assessment Service
CCG Clinical commissioning group
CCIO Chief Clinical Information  Officer
CETR Care, Education and Treatment Review
CIO Chief Information Officer
CMA Competition and Markets Authority
CNST Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts
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
DHSC Department of Health and Social Care
DTOC Delayed transfer of care
ECDS Emergency Care Data Set
EEA European Economic Area
EHCH Enhanced Health in Care Homes
EPR Electronic patient record
EPS Electronic Prescription Service
ESCAPE-pain Enabling Self-management and Coping with Arthritic Pain through Exercise
FCP First Contact Practitioners
FH Familial Hypercholesterolaemia
FRF Financial Recovery Fund
FTE Full-time equivalent
GBD Global Burden of Disease
GDE Global Digital Exemplar
GDP Gross domestic product
GIRFT Getting It Right First Time
GMC General Medical Council
GP General practitioner
GVA Gross Value Added
HEE Health Education England
HEI Higher Education Institution
HFSS High in fat, salt and sugar
HPV Human papilloma virus
IAPT Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
ICP Integrated Care Provider
ICS Integrated Care System
IPS Individual Placement and Support
ISDN Integrated Stroke Delivery Network
LeDeR Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme
LGBT+ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
LHCR Local Health and Care Records
LoS Length of stay
LTP Long Term Plan
MCP Multispeciality community provider
MRI Magnetic resonance imaging
MSK Musculoskeletal
NEWS2 National Early Warning Score 2
NHS National Health Service
NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
NIHR National Institute for Health Research
NMC Nursing and Midwifery Council
NRLS National Reporting and Learning System
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
PACS Primary Acute Care Systems
PHB Personal health budget
PHE Public Health England
PHR Personal health record
QI Quality Improvement
QNI Queen’s Nursing Institute
QOF Quality and Outcomes Framework
R&D Research and development
RDC Rapid Diagnostic Centre
RTT Referral to treatment
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 Partnership
SUS Secondary Uses Service
UCLH University College London Hospitals
UNICEF United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
UTC Urgent Treatment Centre
VCSE Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise