Below is a list of common abbreviations/acronyms used within NHS Fife:

18 Weeks RTT         18 weeks Referral to Treatment
 
   
A&E                            Accident & Emergency
   
ABI                             Alcohol Brief Intervention
   
ACF                            Area Clinical Forum
    
ADC                           Area Distribution Centre
    
ADP                            Alcohol & Drugs Partnership
    
AfC                             Agenda for Change
    
AHP                            Allied Health Professionals
    
AMAU                         Acute Medical Admission Unit
    
AMC                           Area Medical Committee
    
APF                            Area Partnership Forum
    
Arbuthnott                Formula for allocating revenue on a national basis being replaced by NRAC (see below)
    
ASAU                         Acute Surgical Admissions Unit
  
   
BNF                            British National Formulary
    
   
CAMHS                     Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
 
CBT                            Cognitive Behaviour Therapies
    
CCU                           Coronary Care Unit
    
CD                              Clinical Director
    
C.Diff                          Clostridium Difficile
    
CEO                           Chief Executive Office
    
CFS                            Counter Fraud Services

CHD                           Chronic Heart Disease
 
CHI                             Community Health Index
   
CHP                           Community Health Partnership
   
CLO                            Central Legal Office
  
CAN                           Could Not Attend

COPD                         Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
   
COPS                         Chief Officers Public Safety Group

CPN                            Community Psychiatric Nurse
   
CPP                            Community Planning Partnership

CRL                            Capital Resource Limit
   
CT (scanner)            Computerised Tomography (scanner)
   
   
DOF                            Director of Finance
   
DNA                           Did Not Attend
   
DPA                            Data Protection Act 1998
   
DVT                            Deep Vein Thrombosis
 
   
ENT                             Ear, Nose & Throat
 
EQIA                           Equality Impact Assessment
 
EWTD or EWTR        European Working Time Directive or Regulations
 
 
FHWBA                      Fife Health & Wellbeing Alliance
   
Fife Stat                     Performance Management Tool used by the Strategic Management Team
 
FPEG                          Fife Partnership Executive Group
 
   
FPH                            Forth Park Hospital
   
FOI                             Freedom of Information
   
FOISA                        Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
 
FY1/FY2                     Foundation Year 1/2 (Medical Trainee)
   
   
GHMS                        General Hospitals and Maternity Services
 
GIRFEC                      Getting It Right For Every Child
   
GJNH                         Golden Jubilee National Hospital
 
GMS                           General Medical Services
   
GPwSI                       GP with Special Interest
   
GUM                           Genito-Urinary Medicine
   
   
H&SCI                        Health and Social Care Integration
   
H&SCP                      Health and Social Care Partnership
 
HEAT Targets          Health Improvement
                                    Efficiency and Governance
                                    Access to Services
                                    Treatment Appropriate to Individuals

HAI                             Healthcare Associated Infection
    
HDU                           High Dependency Unit
    
HEI                             Healthcare Environment Inspectorate
 
HIS                             Health Improvement Scotland
   
HR                              Human Resources
   
   
IP                                In-Patient
 
IS                                Information Services
   
IT                                 Information Technology
 
ITU                              Intensive Therapy Unit
 
   
JHIP                           Joint Health Improvement Plan
  
JIT                              Joint Improvement Team
 
   
KCND                         Keep Childbirth Natural and Dynamic
   
KSF                            Knowledge and Skills Framework

   
LDP                            Local Delivery Plan
   
LMU                           Local Management Unit
   
LoS                            Length of Stay
   
LPF                            Local Partnership Forum
   
LTC                            Long Term Conditions
   
   
MaxFax                     Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
   
MCC                           Modernising Clinical Careers
   
MCaN                         Managed Care Network  
   
MCN                           Managed Clinical Network
   
MMC                           Modernising Medical Careers
   
MOU                           Memorandum of Understanding
   
MRI                             Magnetic Resonance Imaging
   
MRSA                        Methicillin-resistent Staphylococcus aureus  

MSN                           Managed Service Network
 
        
NES                            NHS Education Scotland (a Special Health Board)
    
NRAC                         National Revenue Allocation Committee
 
        
Obs & Gyn                Obstetrics and Gynaecology
   
OPD                           Out-Patients Department
   
   
Paeds                        Paediatrics
   
PCES                         Primary Care Emergency Service
   
PDP                            Personal Development Plan
   
PFB                            Patient Focussed Booking

PFPI                           Patient Focus and Public Involvement
   
PIN                             Partnership Information Network
   
PPF                            Public Partnership Forum
   
PTS                            Passenger Transport Service (managed by the Scottish Ambulance Service)
   
   
QMH                         Queen Margaret Hospital
   
   
RFF                            Right for Fife
   
RHSC                        Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh or Glasgow)
    
RRL                           Revenue Resource Limit
 
        
SAB                           Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteraemia
   
SAS                           Scottish Ambulance Service
   
SCN                           Senior Charge Nurse
  
SEAT                         South East and Tayside Regional Planning Group
   
SGHSCD                   Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate
    
SIG                             Strategy Implementation Group
    
SIGN                          Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
    
SMT                           Strategic Management Team
   
SOA                           Single Outcome Agreement
    
SPF                            Scottish Partnership Forum
    
SPSP                         Scottish Patient Safety Programme
    
SWAG                       Scottish Workforce and Staff Governance
 
   
TTG                            Treatment Time Guarantee
 
   
VHK                           Victoria Hospital


WLI                            Waiting List Initiative
 

Corporate Services
June 2013

 
 

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