Forum Central, with support from the LCP Development Team, has produced a glossary explaining the meaning of commonly used acronyms and abbreviations of key terms relating to health and care in general and also nationally, regionally and locally.

The Glossary can also be downloaded in pdf or word document format (last updated March 2021): Forum Central Glossary – PDF

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Acronym  MeaningDefinition/useful information
ABCDAsset Based Community DevelopmentA methodology for the sustainable development of communities based on their strengths and potentials
ALaDDINAutism and Learning Disability Digital Inclusion NetworkA group of 20 third-sector organisations Leeds working to improve digital inclusion and participation for people with autism or learning disabilities
ASCAdult Social Care
BAMEBlack, Asian and Minority Ethnic
BLBBetter Lives BoardBrings together Leeds City Council’s Adults and Health Directorate and people with lived experience of Health and Care support/services
BLMBlack Lives Matter
CCGClinical Commissioning GroupA group of general practices (GPs) which come together in each area to commission the best services for their patients and population
CEVClinically Extremely VulnerableA cohort of people who are at high risk of severe illness from coronavirus and have been advised to shield at certain points of the pandemic to reduce their risk of catching the virus
CICCommunity Interest CompanyA Third Sector organisation which is a social enterprise that uses profits and assets for the public good. CICs are intended to be easy to set up, with all the flexibility and certainty of the company form, but with some special features to ensure they are working for the benefit of the community.
CLASPCitywide Anti Stigma Partnership
CBMHRCommunity Based Mental Health Reviews
CMHTCommunity Mental Health TeamsSupport or treat people with mental illness in a community setting
CoICommunities of InterestGroups of people who share an identity, for example people with a learning disability, or those who share an experience, for example the homeless community
COMHADCo occuring Mental health/Drug And Alcohol MisusePreviously known as Dual Diagnosis
CQCCare Quality CommissionThe independent regulator of all health and social care services in England
CYPChildren and Young People
DAWNDisability And Wellbeing NetworkA group of staff at Leeds City Council promoting ability not disability
DGLDoing Good LeedsA website which acts as a Hub for the for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (third sector) in Leeds, operated by Voluntary Action Leeds
GP ConfedLeeds GP ConfederationThis is a ‘not for profit social enterprise,’ working to improve the health of the people of Leeds by strengthening and sustaining primary care
FCForum CentralThe collective voice for the health & social care third sector in Leeds
H&CHealth & Care
H&SCHealth & Social Care
HPoCHarnessing the Power of CommunitiesWest Yorkshire & Harrogate programme to establish relationships with communities built around good work on the co-production of services and care
HWHealthwatchIndependent watchdog ensuring people’s voices are at the heart of shaping health and care services in Leeds
HWBHealth & Wellbeing BoardThe place-based forum which brings together leaders from the local health and care system. Responsible for producing a joint strategic needs assessment and a joint health and wellbeing strategy
IAPTIncreasing Access to Psychological TherapiesA national initiative, in Leeds now under Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service (see LMWMS below)
ICBIntegrated Care BoardThe statutory organisation responsible for leading NHS integration at West Yorkshire level.Develops a plan to meet the health needs of the population and secures the provision of health services. Directly accountable for NHS spend and performance within the system.
ICPIntegrated Care PathwaysMultidisciplinary outlines of anticipated care, placed in an appropriate timeframe, to help patients with a specific condition
ICPIntegrated Care PartnershipAn alliance of NHS, local authority and Third Sector providers that work together to deliver care collaboratively. Now known as a Place Based Partnership.
ICSIntegrated Care SystemPartnership that brings together providers and commissioners of NHS services across a geographical area with local authorities and other local partners, to collectively plan and integrate care to meet the needs of their population. Also referred to as WYH/WYHP regionally
IGInformation GovernanceThe overall strategy for information at an organisation
KLOEKey Line of EnquiryUsed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to guide and direct their inspections of care services
LCCLeeds City CouncilThe local authority of the City of Leeds, West Yorkshire
LCFLeeds Community FoundationAn organisation that supports thousands of charities and voluntary groups across the city by distributing grants and sharing advice
LCHLeeds Community HealthcareProvides a range of community-based health services across the Leeds area
LCPLocal Care PartnershipLeeds’ model of joined-up working formed around Primary Care Networks to improve health and care delivery to local people, working in and with local communities. We have 19 across Leeds.
LDLearning Disability
LeDeRLearning Disability Mortality ReviewNational programme aimed at making improvements to the lives of people with learning disabilities
LFPLeeds Frailty Partnership
LGBT, LGBT+, LGBTQLesbian Gay Bisexual Trans, ‘plus’ (referencing that there are many other identities within the community), Queer/Questioning
LHCPLeeds health and care partnershipThe name of the Place Based Partnership in Leeds
LIPLeeds Involving PeopleLeeds Organisation set up to support service user and carer involvement in planning community care services
LLLinking LeedsLeeds’ Social Prescribing Service commissioned from the Third Sector by the CCG
LMWBSLeeds Mental Wellbeing ServiceA joint service between NHS partners and third sector organisations providing support and psychological therapies for mental health problems. Formerly known as IAPT (see above)
LOOPLeeds Open Online PlatformA proposed solution for a single source of accurate, up to date and trusted information about health, care and wellbeing, shared with directories, websites and applications across Leeds.
LOPFLeeds Older People’s ForumThe network of voluntary sector organisations and individuals working with older people across Leeds, including the Neighbourhood Network Schemes. Part of the Forum Central partnership.
LSSPGLeeds Strategic Suicide Prevention Group
LTCLong-Term Conditions
LTHTLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustProvides healthcare and specialist services for people from Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber and beyond; spread over seven hospitals and medical facilities including St James’ and LGI
LWLLive Well LeedsCommunity Based Mental Health Service
LYPFTLeeds and York Partnership Foundation TrustSecondary Providers of mental health and learning disabilities services in Leeds
MAPMigrant Access ProjectA citizen-led initiative to build relationships between newly arrived migrants and service providers in Leeds
MDTMulti Disciplinary Team
MHMental Health
MHPBMental Health Partnership Board
NHSNational Health Service
NHSENational Health Service England
NICENational Institute for Health and Care ExcellenceProvides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care
NIHRNational Institute for Health ResearchA United Kingdom government agency which funds research into health and care
NN, NNSNeighbourhood Networks, Neighbourhood Network SchemeThe Leeds model of voluntary sector organisations supporting older people covering the whole city; sometimes referred to as good neighbours schemes
OPOlder People
PBPPlace-based PartnershipThe ‘umbrella’ term for the local partnerships which bring together health, care, voluntary community social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in each of our places) to improve health and wellbeing. Until recently, these were known as local integrated care partnerships (ICPs).
PCNPrimary Care NetworkThe new way for local health services to work together to treat populations of around 30-50,000. The networks provide the structure and funding for services to be developed locally, in response to the needs of the patients they serve
PCWBSPrimary Care Wellbeing Service
PEGLeeds Health and Care Partnership Executive GroupGroup of the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board
PHPublic Health
PH LCCPublic Health Leeds City Council
PHMPopulation Health ManagementA patient centric, data driven approach to improving the health of a population
PHRCPublic Health Resource CentreOffers support to anyone with a responsibility for or professional interest in public health or promoting health and wellbeing in Leeds
PIDProject Initiation Document
PLWDPeople Living with Dementia
PPIPatient Participation and Involvement
PSIPhysical and Sensory Impairment
PVGPeople’s Voices GroupSet up by the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board to help improve engagement across the City with health and care organisations, coordinated by Healthwatch
SEYHSocial Enterprise Yorkshire and the HumberThe membership organisation of social enterprises or associates with an interest in the sector for Yorkshire and the Humber
SoFShaping Our FutureLeeds CCG’s programme developed in response to the national and local direction of travel towards more strategic commissioning for population outcomes
SROSenior Responsible Officer
THIGTackling Health Inequalities GroupGroup formed during the pandemic with representation from key organisations across the city, facilitated by Leeds City Council, to tackle health inequalities through a whole systems and place based approach
TNLCFThe National Lottery Community Fund
TORTerms of ReferenceDefine the purpose and structures of a project, committee, meeting, negotiation, or any similar collection of people who have agreed to work together to accomplish a shared goal
TSThird SectorA term used to refer to charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups. Also known as voluntary or not for profit sector
TSLThird Sector LeedsAn alliance that promotes, represents and advocates for the Third Sector in Leeds
TSLTargeted Services Leader (in Cluster Services context)Clusters are groups of professionals (schools, social workers, housing etc.) who coordinate services for families in their local areas. Each cluster has a Targeted Services Leader, who makes sure clusters work together and young people and families can access their services effectively
TSO’sThird Sector OrganisationsOrganisations working in the Third Sector (see above)
TTSTime To ShineThe National Lottery Community Fund programme aiming to reduce social isolation and loneliness amongst older people in Leeds, led by Leeds Older People’s Forum
VALVoluntary Action LeedsThe Leeds-wide infrastructure charity that supports 3k different not for profit organisations. VAL supports communities by helping people and organisations that do good in Leeds
VCSE, VCEVoluntary, Community and Social Enterprise SectorAlso referred to as the Third Sector
WYHWest Yorkshire and Harrogate LevelAlso referred to as ICS (see above)
WYHCP, WY&H H&CPWest Yorkshire (and Harrogate) Health and Care PartnershipA partnership of organisations working together to plan health and care services across the region