Glossary of terms

Acronyms and Terms used in Reports
AQP Any Qualified Provider
BAF Board Assurance Framework
CE Chief Executive
CIOS Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
CIP Cost Improvement Programme
CNS Clinical Nurse Specialists
COO Chief Operating Officer
CFT Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
CQC Care Quality Commission
CSDP Clinical Site Development Plan
CQUIN Commissioning for Quality and Innovation
CT Computerised Tomography (a type of body scan)
DBS Disclosure Barring Service (replaced CRB)
DNA Did Not Attend
DoF Director of Finance
DH Department of Health
DOSA Day of Surgery Admission
DPGME Director of Postgraduate Medical Education
DTOC Delayed Transfer of Care
ECIP Emergency Care Improvement Programme
ED Emergency Department
ESD Early Supported Discharge
FFT Friends and Family Test
FTE Full-Time Equivalent
FUW Follow-up waiting
GP General Practitioner
HRD Director of HR
HSCIC Health and Social Care Information Centre
HSMR Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio
I&E Income and Expenditure
IPR Integrated Performance Report
IWL Improving Working Lives
KCCG Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group
KPI Key Performance Indicator
LIA Listening Into Action
LoS Length of stay
LTFM Long Term Financial Model
MD Medical Director
MDT Multi-Disciplinary Team
MSSA Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (a bacterium)
Never Events Never Events are serious incidents that are entirely preventable because guidance or safety recommendations providing strong systemic protective barriers are available at a national level, and should have been implemented by all healthcare providers.
NHSCFA NHS Counter Fraud Authority
NHSE NHS England
NHSI NHS Improvement
NHSP NHS Professionals
NHSR NHS Resolution ( formerly the NHSLA – NHS Litigation Authority)
NIHSS National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale
NR Non-Recurring
OD Organisational Development
PAF Performance Assurance Framework
PDR Performance Development Review
QIDB Quality Improvement Delivery Board
PSF Provider Sustainability Fund
QIP Quality Improvement Programme
QIPP Quality, Innovation, Prevention, Productivity
RAG Red Amber Green
RIDDOR Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
RTT Referral To Treatment
SAFER Bundle The SAFER patient flow bundle blends five elements of best practice. It’s important to implement all five together for cumulative benefits. The five elements are:
S – Senior review. All patients will have a senior review before midday by a clinician able to make management and discharge decisions.
A – All patients will have an expected discharge date and clinical criteria for discharge. This is set assuming ideal recovery and assuming no unnecessary waiting.
F – Flow of patients will commence at the earliest opportunity from assessment units to inpatient wards. Wards that routinely receive patients from assessment units will ensure the first patient arrives on the ward by 10 am.
E – Early discharge. 33% of patients will be discharged from base inpatient wards before midday.
R – Review. A systematic multi-disciplinary team review of patients with extended lengths of stay (>7 days – ‘stranded patients’) with a clear ‘home first’ mindset.
SBARD tool Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation, Decision tool
SHMI Summary Hospital Level Mortality Indicator
Schwarz Rounds Schwartz Rounds provide a structured forum where all staff, clinical and non-clinical, come together regularly to discuss the emotional and social aspects of working in healthcare.
SI Serious Incident
SMH St Michael’s Hospital
SLA Service Level Agreement
SRO Senior Responsible Officer
STP Sustainability Transformation Partnerships (formerly Plans)
VTE Venous thromboembolism (Blood clot)
WCH West Cornwall Hospital

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