Jargon Buster

Glossary of Acronyms

A&EAccident & Emergency
ADAAfter Death Analysis
ANPAdvanced Nurse Practitioners
B@HBetter at Home (Age UK)
BHCICBattersea Healthcare Community Interest Company
CAHSCommunity Adult Health Service
CAMHSChild and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CCLChronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
CCASCovid Clinical Assessment Service
CCMComplex Case Management
CDSClinical Directors
CLCHCentral London Community Healthcare
CMCCoordinate My Care
CMHTCommunity Mental Health Team
CPNCommunity Psychiatric Nurse
D2ADischarge to Assess
DNDistrict Nurse
DNARDo Not Arrange Resuscitation
DSNDiabetes Specialist Nursing
DQIPData Quality Improvement Plan
ECPEnhanced Care Pathway
EOLCEnd Of Life Care
EPPExpert Patients Programmes
EPRElectronic Patients Records
EPSElectronic Prescribing System
ERSElectronic Referral System
FBCFull Blood Count
FCPFirst Contact Practitioner
FSDFacilitated and Support Discharge
GPGeneral Practitioner
GSFGold Standard Framework
GSTTGuys & St Thomas’s Hospital
HCAHealth Care Assistant
HCCRHolistic Cancer Care Review
HOS-ARHome oxygen service assessment and review
HOTNeurology Rapid Access Clinic (or ‘HOT’ clinics)
ITPImmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura
LAMLooking After Me
LASLondon Ambulance Service
LCPLiverpool Care Pathway
LDLearning Disability
LISLocal Incentive Scheme
LMCLocal Medical Committee
LTCLong term Condition
MADMake A Difference alert
MCPMulti Speciality Community Provider
MDTMulti Disciplinary Team Meeting
MGUSMonoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance
MHMental Healthcare
MIMaximising Independence
MICASMusculoskeletal Interface Assessment Service
MURMedical User Review
NBNew Beginnings
NDANational Diabetic Audit
NDHNon-Diabetic Hyperglycaemia (Pre Diabetic)
NDPPNational Diabetes Prevention Programme
NOKNext of Kin
OTOccupational Therapist
PAPhysician Associate
PACTPlanning All Care Together
PCaSPrimary Care at Scale
PCNPrimary Care Networks
PMPractice Manager
PNPractice Nurse
PSTPractice Support Team
PSVPractice Support Visit
PWLD&APeople with Learning Disabilities and Autism
QOFQuality and Outcomes Framework
RIDDORReporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
RUBResource Utilisation Bands
SOC (staff)Scheduled and ongoing care
SLTSpeech and Language Therapist
SMISerious Medical Illness
SMISerious Mental Illness
SNOMEDSystemized Nomenclature of Medicine
SOCScheduled and On
SPASingle Point of Access
STGHSt Georges Hospital
SWLSouth West London
TVNTissue Viability Nursing
TWOCTrial without Catheter
WCCGWandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group
WEoLCCSWandsworth End of Life Care Coordination (Trinity)

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