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Glossary of terms

A&E Accident and Emergency

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

CCG Clinical commissioning group

CIO Chief Information Officer

CQC Care Quality Commission

CQUIN Commissioning for Quality and Innovation

CRN Clinical Research Network

DHSC Department of Health and Social Care

EPR Electronic patient record

EPS Electronic Prescription Service

FTE Full-time equivalent

GIRFT Getting It Right First Time

GMC General Medical Council

GP General practitioner

HEE Health Education England

HEI Higher Education Institution

IAPT Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

ICP Integrated Care Provider

ICS Integrated Care System

LGBT+ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

LoS Length of stay

LTP Long Term Plan

MCP Multispeciality community provider

MSK Musculoskeletal

NHS National Health Service

NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

NMC Nursing and Midwifery Council

PACS Primary Acute Care Systems

PHB Personal health budget

PHE Public Health England

PHR Personal health record

QI Quality Improvement

QOF Quality and Outcomes Framework

R&D Research and development

RTT Referral to treatment

SaaS Software as a Service

SBLCB Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle

SDEC Same Day Emergency Care

STP Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

UTC Urgent Treatment Centre

VCSE Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise