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Acronyms & Abbrieviations

A list of Acronyms & Abbrieviations often encountered within The Mental Health Reference Group.

i4iInvention for Innovation
rTMSrepetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
3As CommitteeAdoption, Allocation and Advisory Committee
CMHTCommunity Mental Health Team
CMHTOPCommunity Mental Health Team for Older People
CACompetent Authority (incorrectly used for Confidentiality Agreement (CDA))
CABCitizens Advice Bureau
CAMHSChild and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CASCommunity Alcohol Service
CHICommission for Health Inspection
CBTCognitive Behaviour Therapy
CIChief Investigator
CIPCarers in Partnership
CISSCommunity Information Support System
CCCo-ordinating Centre
CCRNComprehensive Clinical Research Network
CDAConfidentiality Disclosure Agreement
CDTCommunity Drug Team
CESPCarers' Education and Support Programme
CLAHRCCollaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care
CLRNComprehensive Local Research Network
CFConsent Form
CPACare Programme Approach
CPMSCentral Portfolio Management System
CPNCommunity Psychiatric Nurse
CQCCare Quality Commission
CRBCriminal Records Bureau
CRDCentre for Reviews and Dissemination
CRFClinical Research Facility
CRGClinical Research Group
CRHTCrisis Resolution Home Treatment Service
CRNClinical Research Network
CRNCCClinical Research Network Co-ordinating Centre
CROClinical Research Organisation
CRTCrisis Resolution Team
CSCICommission for Social Care Inspection
CSIPCare Services Improvement Partnership
CSOClinical Studies Officer
CSPCo-ordinated System for gaining NHS Permissions
CSWCarers Support Workers
CT (scan)Computerised Topography
CTAClinical Trial Authorisation
CTAgClinical Trial Agreement
CTIMPClinical Trial of an Investigational Medicinal Product
CTUClinical Trials Unit
BMEBlack and Minority Ethnic (inc. certain European nationalities)
BMJBritish Medical Journal
BNFBritish National Formulary
BADBipolar Affective Disorder
BFTBehaviour Family Therapy (Family Work is now preferred)
BPDBorderline Personality Disorder
BRCBiomedical Research Centre
BRUBiomedical Research Unit
A&EAccident & Emergency
AMHPApproved Mental Health Professional
AMRCAssociation of Medical Research Charities
AOTAssertive Outreach Team
AGAccess Grid
AHPAllied Health Professional
AHSCAcademic Health Science(s) Centre
ABFActivity Based Funding
ABPIAssociation of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
ACWActive Carers Workshops
ADHDAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADRAdverse Drug Reaction
AEAdverse Event
ARAdverse Reaction
ARMSAt Risk Mental State
ARSACAdministration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee
ASDAutism Spectrum Disorder
ASRAnnual Safety Report
GAfRECGovernance Arrangements for Research Ethics Committees
GCPGood Clinical Practice
GPGeneral Practitioner - i.e. doctor
GPwSIGeneral Practitioner with a Special Interest
GTACGene Therapy Advisory Committee
DMBData Monitoring Board
DMCData Monitoring Committee
DMECData Monitoring and Ethics Committee
DNADeoxyribonucleic Acid
DHDepartment of Health
DBTDialectical Behaviour Therapy
DIALDisablement Information and Advice
DPAData Protection Act
DQData Query
DRNDiabetes Research Network
DSMDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
DSMBData and Safety Monitoring Board
DTCDay Treatment Centre
DeNDRoNDementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Network
FACSFair Access to Care
FACTORFamily members/Friends And Carers Together in Research
FAST-RFeasibility And Support to Timely Recruitment for Research
FISFamily Intervention Services
FECFull Economic Costing
FESPFamily Education and Support Programme
FSFFlexibility and Sustainability Funding
FTFoundation Trust
EMEEfficacy and Mechanism Evaluation
EIEarly Intervention
EISEarly Intervention Services
ECEthics Committee
ECTElectroconvulsive Therapy
ESRCEconomic and Social Research Council
ETCExcess Treatment Costs
EUEuropean Union
EUCTDEuropean Union Clinical Trials Directive
HICHigh Impact Changes (10) in NHS MH
HIECHealth Innovation and Education Cluster
HCAHealth Care Assistant
HEFCEHigher Education Funding Council for England
HEIHigher Education Institution
HPLCHelping Professionals Learn from Carers
HRCHonorary Research Contract
HS&DRHealth Services and Delivery Research
HSRHealth Services Research
HTAHuman Tissue Authority
IMPInvestigational Medicinal Product
INVOLVEPatient and public involvement in research funded by NIHR
IGInformation Governance
IAPTImproving Access to Psychological Therapies
IBInvestigator's Brochure
ICDInternational Classification of Diseases
ICFInformed Consent Form
ICH GCPInternational Conference on Harmonisation of technical requirements for registration of pharmaceuticals for human use Good Clinical Practice
IDIntellectual Disabilities
IRASIntegrated Research Application System
ISFsee 'SF'
ISRCTNInternational Standard Randomised Control Trial Number
ITInformation Technology
OPMHOlder Persons' Mental Health
OSCHRThe Office for Strategic Co-ordination of Health Research
LOSLength of Stay - e.g. in hospital
LITLocal Implementation Team of the NSF
LDLearning Disabilities
LDPLocal Development Plan
LESLocal Enhanced Service
LPALasting Power of Attorney
LRNLocal Research Network
LTCLong Term Condition
LoALetter of Access
NHSNational Health Service
NICENational Institute for health and Clinical Excellence
NIGBNational Information Governance Board for health and social care
NIHRNational Institute for Health Research
NIHR CSPNational Institute for Health Research Co-ordinated System for obtaining NHS Permission
NIHR CRNNational Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network
NIHR CRNCCNational Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network
NIMHENational Institute for Mental Health in England
NCRNNational Cancer Research Network
NETSCCNational institute for health research Evaluation, Trials and Studies
NRESNational Research Ethics Service
NSFNational Service Framework
MONITOROrganisation responsible for regulating NHS Foundation Trusts
MHMental Health
MHAMental Health Act
MHRAMedicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
MHRNMental Health Research Network
MHSOPMental Health Services for Older People
MIMotivational Interviewing
MCAMental Capacity Act
MCRNMedicines for Children Research Network
MDDMajor Depressive Disorder
MRCMedical Research Council
MRIMagnetic Resonance Imaging
MfHU(CT)Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations
SAESerious Adverse Event
SARSerious Adverse Reaction
SHASub-regional Health Authority
SCIDStructured Clinical Interviews for DSM Disorders
SDGService Development Group
SDOService Delivery and Organisation
SFSite File
SPESingle Point of Entry (referral to MH through CRHT)
SRNStroke Research Network
SSCService Support Costs
SSISite Specific Information
STRSupport Time Recovery
SUSARSuspected Unexpected Serious Adverse Reaction
PALSPatient Advice Liaison Service
PHRPublic Health Research
PHTPartnership mental Health Team
PIPrincipal Investigator
PIGPolicy Implementation Group
PISPatient Information Sheet
PCPrimary Care - i.e. doctors' surgeries
PCFPatient/participant Consent Form
PCMHTPrimary Care Mental Health - works with GP practices
PCRNPrimary Care Research Network
PCTPrimary Care Trust
PDPersonality Disorder
PET (scan)Positive Emission Tomography
PPIPatient and Public Involvement
PbRPayment by Results
R&DResearch and Development
RMNRegistered Mental health Nurse
RNRegistered Nurse
RGFResearch Governance Framework
RAResearch Assistant or Research Associate
RISCResearch for Innovation, Speculation and Creativity
RCTRandomised Controlled Trial
RDCRegional Development Centre
RDMISResearch and Development Management Information System
RDSResearch Design Service
RECResearch Ethics Committee
REFResearch Excellence Framework
RPResearch Passport
RSSResearch Support Services
ReDAResearch Database Application
RfPBResearch for Patient Benefit
QIPPQuality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention
WHOWorld Health Organisation
TMFTrial Master File
TAUTreatment As Usual
TCRNTopic specific Clinical Research Networks
TRNTopic Research Networks
UATUser Acceptance Testing
UKCRNUnited Kingdom Clinical Research Network
UKCRCUnited Kingdom Clinical Research Collaboration
UKECAUnited Kingdom Ethics Committee Authority
YCYoung Carers Projects
YPIYork Psychiatric Index
fMRIfunctional Magnetic Resonance Imaging