A measurement of the blood glucose in the morning prior to the ingestion of any food for the prior 12 hours.
First Finished Consultant Episode
Fixed Term Exclusion
A fixed period Exclusion means that a pupil is not allowed into school or onto school grounds for a set number of days.
Floating Support Services
Floating Support services will generally be short term (less than 2 years) and will have the flexibility to support a person wherever they live - as distinct from accommodation based services, where support is tied to particular accommodation.
This kind of support service helps the individual to become more independent, and may mean that they can continue to live independently at home when without support it would be difficult to do so.
Free Nursing Care
Faecal Occult Blood.
Family Origin Questionnaire.
Fuel Poverty Indicator.
Free School Meals
A household is classed as “fuel poor” if they are spending more than 10% of gross income to maintain a satisfactory heating regime (between 18 and 21°C). This definition is currently under review.
General Certificate in Secondary Education
General Fertility Rate
The number of live births to a woman aged 11 – 49 per 1,000.
Grant Funded Services return
General Household Survey.
Government Office East of England.
Groups of GP practices working together to plan and commission health services for their registered patient population.
GP with Specialist Interest
Gold Standards Framework.
Genito Urinary Medicine
General Medical Services. The services provided by your local doctor.
General practitioner, a doctor who, often with colleagues in partnership, works from a local surgery providing medical advice and treatment to patients who have registered on his/her list. The doctor is almost always supported by practice nurses, with other specialist nurses based at the surgery and working among the patients . A GP is not usually employed by the NHS, but provides services to patients through a contract with the Health Service.
Genito Urinary Medicine
Sickle Cell Disease
human Chorionic Gonadotropin
CACI social marketing segmentation groupings for Health.
Hepatitis B Virus.
Health Emergency Planning Officer
Health Impact assessment.
The Health Inequalities National Support Team.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a retrovirus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Healthy Life Expectancy
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons
Houses in multiple occupation
Her Majesty’s Prison
Her Majesty’s Prison Service
Health Needs Assessment
The name for our sub-regional choice-based lettings system, supported by an IT system called Locata.
Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee
The Housing Options Service delivers a range of services to people with housing accommodation needs, including those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. We assess the client's needs for rehousing, give advice to clients on the options available, arrange temporary accommodation for homeless people in line with Government legislation, and allocate permanent housing.
Health Protection Agency
Health Related Behaviour Survey
Healthcare Resource Groups
Health Survey for England
Housing Strategy Statistical Analysis
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) is a data warehouse containing details of all admissions to NHS hospitals in England. It includes private patients treated in NHS hospitals, patients who were resident outside of England and care delivered by treatment centres (including those in the independent sector) funded by the NHS. HES also contains details of all NHS outpatient appointments in England.
HES is the data source for a wide range of healthcare analysis for the NHS, Government and many other organisations and individuals. It contains admitted patient care data from 1989 onwards, with more than 12 million new records added each year, and outpatient attendance data from 2003 onwards, with more than 40 million new records added each year.
Hospital Episode Rates (HER)
These are based on finished consultant episodes - a period of care under one consultant within one hospital. They are not rates derived from admissions to hospital.
International Agency for Research on Cancer
Identification and Brief Advice
10 International Classification of Diseases, version 10
(International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems)
Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index – an additional indicator to IMD.
Income Deprivation Affecting Older People
International General Certificate of Education
Indices of Multiple Deprivation
Mortality of those aged less than one year.
inhibin - A
Maternal Serum – protein complexes – suppresses Folicule Stimulating Hormone.
A brief assessment of each child referred to social services with a request for services to be provided.
A person who has been admitted to hospital.
Index of Orthodontic Need
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Local authorities use the IPF Nearest Neighbour groupings for comparison, which are produced for the Audit Commission by the Chartered Institute of
Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
Intermediate Public Protection Sentence.
ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision) - which describes the conditions treated or investigated, eg fractured skull.
Is a measure of how often new cases of a disease or condition arise over a particular period. For example, we might say y% of the population are newly diagnosed every year as diabetics.
GPs, dentists, pharmacists and opticians are independent contractors in that they deliver health services in return for payment by the PCT, but they are not PCT employees (they are self employed).
Joint Area Review – a three year programme running to December 2008 in each local authority. Each local authority will have one review over the three years.
Joint Commissioning Group.
Job Centre Plus.
Job Seeker Allowance.
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. Clinical Commissioning Groups and local authorities are required to produce a JSNA of the health and wellbeing of their local community. This is a requirement of The Local Government and Public Involvement in health Act 2007.
Doctors do the final years of their training in hospitals. They start as house officers; become senior house officers and then specialist registrars. During this time they become increasingly specialised and qualified, until they are appointed to senior consultant posts. GPs and public health doctors move from this career path after completing their senior house officer training to do further training in their chosen specialty.