Appendix I – Glossary of terms

A

  • AANM – Advanced Network Monitors
  • APMS – Alternative Provider Medical Services
  • ATP MS – Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

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B

  • BC – Business Continuity
  • BCP – Business Continuity Plan
  • BMA – British Medical Association
  • BCMS – Business Continuity Management System
  • BYOD – Bring Your Own Device

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C

  • CAS – Central Alerting System
  • CAS-T – CESG Assured Service Requirement for Telecommunications
  • CCG – Clinical Commissioning Group
  • CE + – Cyber Essentials Plus
  • CESG – UK National Technical Authority for Information Assurance now part of National Cyber Security Centre
  • CIS – Care Identity Service
  • CIS2 – NHS Care Identity Service 2. (formerly known as NHS Identity)
  • CN-SP – Consumer Network Service Providers (of local HSCN services)
  • COIN – Community of Interest Network
  • CQRS -Calculating Quality Reporting Service
  • CRM – Customer Relationship management
  • CSP – Communication Service Providers

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D

  • DCB0129 – Clinical Risk Management: Its application in the manufacture of health software
  • DCB0160  – Clinical Risk Management: Its application in the deployment and use of health IT systems
  • DES – Directed Enhanced Service
  • DFOCVC – Digital First Online Consultation and Video Consultation
  • DPA – Data Protection Act
  • DPCMAT – Digital Primary Care Maturity Assurance Tool
  • DPIA – Data Privacy Impact Assessment
  • DPO – Data Protection Officer
  • DR – Disaster Recovery
  • DSE – Display Screen Equipment
  • DSPT – Data Security and Protection Toolkit
  • DTAC – Digital Technology Assessment Criteria

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E

  • eDec – General Practice annual e-Declaration
  • EPRR – Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response
  • EPS – Electronic Prescription Service
  • e-RS – NHS e-Referral Service
  • ETTF – Estates and Technology Transformation Funds

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F

  • FOIA – Freedom of Information Act

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G

  • GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
  • GMS – General Medical Services
  • GPC – General Practitioners Committee of the BMA
  • GP FV – General Practice Forward View
  • GP2GP – GP2GP Service
  • GPES – General Practice Extraction Service
  • GPSoC – GP Systems of Choice Framework

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H

  • HSCN-GP – Health and Social Care Network for General Practice
  • HSSF – Health Systems Support Framework

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I

  • ICB – Integrated care board
  • ICO – Information Commissioner’s Office
  • ICS – Integrated care systems
  • IFU – Instructions For Use
  • IG – Information Governance
  • ISMS – Information Security Management System
  • ITIL – IT Infrastructure Library
  • IVDR – In-Vitro Diagnostic medical device Regulations

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K

  • KPI – Key Performance Indicator

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L

  • LA – Local Administrator
  • LMC – Local Medical Committee

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M

  • MDR – EU Medical Devices Regulations
  • MESH – Message Exchange for Social and Health Care
  • MHRA – Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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N

  • NCSC – National Cyber Security Centre
  • NDG – National Data Guardian

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O

  • ODS – Organisational Data Services

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P

  • P3M – Project, Programme and Portfolio Management
  • PAT – Portable Appliance Testing
  • PCN – Primary Care Network
  • PDS – Personal Demographics Service
  • PID – Submission Project Initiation Document Submission as required for capital funding bids
  • PMS – Personal Medical Services
  • PBAC – Position Based Access Control
  • Prince II – PRojects IN Controlled Environments 2nd edition
  • PSTN – Public Sector Telephone Network

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Q

  • QOF – Quality Outcomes Framework
  • QoS – Quality of Service

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R

  • RA – Registration Authority
  • RCGP – Royal College of General Practitioners
  • RPO – Recovery Point Objective
  • RTO – Recovery Time Objective

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S

  • SAR – Subject Access Requests
  • SCR – Summary Care Record
  • SFI – Standing Financial Instructions
  • SIRO – Senior Information Risk Owner
  • SLA – Service Level Agreement
  • SMS – Short Message Service
  • STP – Sustainability and Transformation Plan
  • STEIS – Strategic Executive Information System

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V

  • VDI – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • VoIP – Voice Over Internet Protocol
  • VPN – Virtual Private Network

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W

  • WES – Warranted Environment Specification
  • WiFi-GP – WiFi-GP access for practice staff and patients in general practice
  • WTD – Working Time Directive

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