NHS Abbreviations | Acronyms

NHS Abbreviations | Acronyms

Please find below a list of acronyms which you may come across in your role at Healthwatch.
 
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Abbreviation

Term

AAU Acute Assessment Unit
A&E Accident & Emergency
ABCD Asset Based Community Development
ACS Ambulatory Care Sensitive (conditions)
ACU Ambulatory Care Unit
AD Assistant Director
ADASS Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
ADPH Association of Directors of Public Health
AEDB A&E Delivery Board
AGM Annual General Meeting
AH Acute Hospital
AHP Allied Health Professional
AIC Aligned Incentive Contract
ALPS Acute Liaison Psychiatric Service
AMR Antimicrobial Resistance
AMU Acute Medical Unit
ANP Advanced Nurse Practitioner
APMS Alternative Provider of Medical Services
AQP Any Qualified Provider
AR Active Recovery Beds
ASC Adult Social Care
BAF Board Assurance Framework

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Abbreviation

Term

BCF Better Care Fund
BMA British Medical Association
BME Black and Ethnic Minority
BP Blood Pressure

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Abbreviation

Term

CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CCG Clinical Commissioning Group
CD Clinical Director
CDI Clostridium Difficile Infection
CDiff Clostridium Difficile
C&E Communications and Engagement
CEP Capped Expenditure Process
CH Care Hub
CHC Continuing Healthcare
CHCP City Healthcare Partnership
CHD Coronary Heart Disease
CMB Contract Management Board
CMHS Community and Mental Health Services
CMO Chief Medical Officer
CNO Chief Nursing Officer
CoM Council of Members
CPA Clinical Pathology Accreditation / Care Program Approach
CP-IS Child Protection – Information Sharing
CQC Care Quality Commission
CQUIN Commissioning for Quality and Innovation
CSS Commissioning Support Service
CSU Commissioning Support Unit
CVD Cardiovascular Disease
CWT Cancer Waiting Times
CYP Children & Young People

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Abbreviation

Term

DES Directed Enhanced Service
DHSC Department of Health and Social Care
DNA Did Not Attend
DoLS Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
DOS Directory of Services
DPH Director of Public Health
DTA Decision to Admit
DTOC Delayed Transfer of Care

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Abbreviation

Term

EAU Elderly Assessment Unit
ECIP Emergency Care Improvement Programme
ECIST Emergency Care Intensive Support Team
ED Emergency Department
ENT Ear, Nose and Throat
ERCH East Riding Community Hospital
ERS E-Referral Service
ERY East Riding of Yorkshire
ERYCCG NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group
ETTF Estates and Technology Transformation Fund

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Abbreviation

Term

FCP First Contact Practitioner
FFCE First Finished Consultant Episode (admissions)
FFT Friends and Family Test
FOI Freedom of Information
FRP Financial Recovery Plan
FT Foundation Trust

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Abbreviation

Term

GDPR General Data Protection Regulation
GMC General Medical Council
GMS General Medical Services
GP General Practitioner
GP OOH General Practice Out-of-Hours Service
GPFV General Practice Forward View
GPhC General Pharmaceutical Council
GPwSI General Practitioner with Special Interest

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Abbreviation

Term

HAR Health Active Recovery beds
HCAI Healthcare Acquired Infection
HEE Health Education England
HEREN Hull and East Riding Equality Network
HFT Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
HIC High Impact Changes
HFT Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
HPA Health Protection Agency
HSCIC Health & Social Care Information Centre
HUTH Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
HSCIC Health & Social Care Information Centre
HW Healthwatch
HWBB Health and Wellbeing Board
HWERY Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire
HYMS Hull and York Medical School

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Abbreviation

Term

IAPT Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
IBCF Integrated Better Care Fund
ICAS Independent Complaints Advocacy Service
ICP Integrated Care Pathway
ICT Information and Communication Technology
ICU Intensive Care Unit
IFR Individual Funding Requests
IP In-patient
IPC Infection Prevention Control
IST Intensive Support Team
IUC Integrated Urgent Care

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Abbreviation

Term

JSNA Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

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Abbreviation

Term

KPI (s) Key Performance Indicators (s)

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Abbreviation

Term

LCF Locality Commissioning Forum
LD Learning Disabilities
LES Local Enhanced Services
LDC Local Dental Committee
LDR Local Digital Roadmap
LMC Local Medical Committee
LOC Local Optometry Committee
LPC Local Pharmaceutical Committee
LRTI Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
LSCB Local Safeguarding Children Board
LTC Long term condition
LTHFT Leeds Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust

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Abbreviation

Term

MAS Memory Assessment Service
MBU Mother and Baby Units
MCI Mild Cognitive Impairment
MCP Multi-Speciality Community Providers
MDT Multi-Disciplinary Team
MECC Making Every Contact Count
MH Mental Health
MIU Minor Injuries Unit
MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella
MMS Multi Morbidity Service
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRSA Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
MSSA Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus
MVP Maternity Voices Partnership

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Abbreviation

Term

NGO Non-Governmental Organisation
NHAIS National Health Applications and Infrastructure Services (‘Exeter’ System)
NHS National Health Service
NHSE NHS England
NHSI NHS Improvement
NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
NICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
NIHR National Institute for Health Research
NLaG | NLGH Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust
NMC The Nursing and Midwifery Council
NQB National Quality Board
NRLS National Reporting and Learning System
NYH North Yorkshire & Humber

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Abbreviation

Term

OD Organisational Development
ONS Office for National Statistics
OOA Out of Area
OOH Out of hours
OSC Overview and Scrutiny Committee
OT Occupational Therapist

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Abbreviation

Term

PA Physician Associate
PBR Payment by Results
PC Palliative Care beds
PCCC Primary Care Commissioning Committee
PCDG Primary Care Development Group
PCJCC Primary Care Joint Commissioning Committee
PCMD Primary Care Mortality Database
PCN Primary Care Network
PCN CD Primary Care Network Clinical Director
PEC Productive Elective Care (CCG Transformation Programme Area)
PBH Personal Health Budgets
PHE Public Health England
PICU Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
PM Practice Manager
PMO Project Management Office
PMS Personal Medical Services
PPG Patient Participation Group
PROMS Patient Reported Outcome Measures
PS Positive Steps beds
PTL Protected Time for Learning
PWB Personal Wheelchair Budgets

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Abbreviation

Term

QARC Quality Assurance Reference Centre
QIPP Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention
QOF Quality Outcomes Framework
QPIC Quality and Performance Improvement Committee
QSG Quality Surveillance Groups

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Abbreviation

Term

RCA Root Cause Analysis
RCGP Royal College of General Practitioners
RCN Royal College of Nursing
RCP Royal College of Physicians
R&D Research and Development
RDAC Rapid Diagnostic and Assessment Centres
ReSPECT Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment
RMN Registered Mental Nurse
RSS Referral Support Service
RTT Referral to Treatment

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Abbreviation

Term

SCN Strategic Clinical Network
SDIP Service Delivery Improvement Plan
SEND Special Educational Needs and Disability
SHMI Standardised Hospital Mortality Indicator
SI Serious Incidents
SLA Service Level Agreement
SLT Senior Leadership Team
SOP Standard Operating Procedures
SRCC Service Redesign and Commissioning Committee
SRG System Resilience Group
SSNAP Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme
STP Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
SVP Supporting Vulnerable People (CCG Transformation Programme Area)
SWAN South West Area Network

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Abbreviation

Term

TCPCS Transforming Community & Primary Care Services (CCG Transformation Programme Area)
TDA Trust Development Authority
TUPE Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations
TDA Trust Development Authority

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Abbreviation

Term

UCC Urgent Care Centre
UPC Enhanced Unplanned Care Services and Outcomes (CCG Transformation Programme Area)
UTC Urgent Treatment Centre

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Abbreviation

Term

VCS Voluntary and Community Sector
VFM Value for Money

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Abbreviation

Term

WHO World Health Organisation
WSYB West & South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

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Abbreviation

Term

XSBD Excess Bed Days

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Abbreviation

Term

YAS Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Y&H AHSN Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network
YTD Year to Date
YTHFT York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

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