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AMU

Acute Medical Unit

ARCH

Association of Regis and Chichester

BSUH

Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust

CAB

Dependingon the context, this could be:

  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Change Advisory Board
  • Choose and Book

CCG

Clinical Commissioning Group

CCU

Central Commissioning Unit

CHD

Corony Heart Disease

CKD

Chronic Kidney Disease

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

CQC

Care Quality Commission

CSU

Commissioning Support Unit

Contracts support for NHS organisations

CSWF PPG

Coastal West Sussex Federation Patient Participation Group

CSWF PRP

Coastal West Sussex Federation Public Reference Panel

CVS

Council for Voluntary Services

CWS ST

Coastal West Sussex Support Team

CWSFB

Coastal West Sussex Federation

DES

Directed Enhanced Service

DNA

Did not attend

DNR

Do Not Resuscitate

DOLS

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

DSR

Discharge Summary Report

DVT

Deep Vein Thrombosis

EMIS

Egton medical Information Systems

EOLC

End of Life Care

EPS

Electronic Prescription Service

GPSOC

GP System of Choice

HELP

Health Empowerment Leverage Project

HF

Heart failure

HIS

Health Information Service/System

HOSC

Health Overview Scrutiny Committee

HW

Health Watch

HWB

Health and Wellbeing Board

IBA

Information, Background, Action

ICAS

Independent Complaints Advocacy Service

IM&T

Information Management & Technology

ISOP

Integrated Strategic Operating Plan

JCU

Joint Commissioning Unit set up with County Council

JSNA

Joint Strategic Needs Agreement

LES

Local Enhanced Service

LHC

Local Health Community

LINKS

Local Involvement Networks replaced by HWB in 2013

LMC

Local Medical Committee

MAU

Medical Admissions Unit

MCN

Managed Clinical Networks

MDT

Multi Disciplinary Team

MEND

Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!

MHRA

Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency

MSKS

Musculoskeletal Services

MSKG

Muscular Skeletal Group

NAPP

National Association of Patient Participation

NED

Non-Executive Director

NHS

National Health Service

NHS CB

National Health Service Commissioning Board

OGD

Oesophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy

PAC

Public Accounts Committee

PACS

Picture Archiving & Communication System

PALS

Patient Advice and Liaison Service

PBC

Patient and Public Council  - now abolished

PCR

Primary care record

PCT

Primary Care Trust replaced by GP locality groups in 2013

PEC

Professional Executive Committee used within primary care trusts.

PIN

Patient Individual Needs

PLD

Patient Learning Difficulty

PPE

Patient and Public Experience

PPG

Patient Participation Group

PPI

Patient and Public Involvement

PRG

Patient Reference Group

QIPP

Quality Innovation, Productivity & Prevention National Initiative

QOF

Quality Outcome Framework

QUILL

Quality Information Learning & Leadership

R&R

Roles and Responsibilities

SASH

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust

SASH

Surrey and Sussex Hospital Trust

SCR

Summary Care Record

SEG

Sussex Executive Group

SHA

Strategic Health Authority - ceases in 2013

SHIP

Southampton, Hants, IoW, Portsmouth

SUI

Serious Untoward Incidence

Sussex Cluster

Until Aptil 2013 - three PCT's (West, Sussex, East Sussex and Brighton) grouped into NHS Sussex

TOR

Terms of Reference

UTC

Urgent Treatment Centre