Glossary F - J

 

Terms

Description

Fasting Glucose

A measurement of the blood glucose in the morning prior to the ingestion of any food for the prior 12 hours.

FFCE

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.

 

FNC

Free Nursing Care

FOB

Faecal Occult Blood.

FOQ

Family Origin Questionnaire.

FPI

Fuel Poverty Indicator.

FSM

Free School Meals

Fuel poverty

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.

GB

Great Britain

GCSE

General Certificate in Secondary Education

General Fertility Rate

The number of live births to a woman aged 11 – 49 per 1,000.

GFRS

Grant Funded Services return

GHS

General Household Survey.

GO EAST

Government Office East of England.

GP

General Practitioner

GP Consortia

Groups of GP practices working together to plan and commission health services for their registered patient population.

GPSI

GP with Specialist Interest

GSF

Gold Standards Framework.

GUM

Genito Urinary Medicine

GMS

General Medical Services.  The services provided by your local doctor.

GP

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.

GUM

Genito Urinary Medicine

haemoglobin S

Sickle Cell Disease

hCG

human Chorionic Gonadotropin

Health ACCORN

CACI social marketing segmentation groupings for Health.

HBV

Hepatitis B Virus.

HEPO

Health Emergency Planning Officer

HIA

Health Impact assessment.

HINST

The Health Inequalities National Support Team.

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a retrovirus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

HLE

Healthy Life Expectancy

HMIP

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons

HMO

Houses in multiple occupation

HMP

Her Majesty’s Prison

HMPS

Her Majesty’s Prison Service

HNA

Health Needs Assessment

Home-Link

The name for our sub-regional choice-based lettings system, supported by an IT system called Locata.

HOSC

Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Housing Option

Service

 

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.

HPA

Health Protection Agency

HRBS

Health Related Behaviour Survey

HRG

Healthcare Resource Groups

HSE

Health Survey for England

HSSA

Housing Strategy Statistical Analysis

HES

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.

IARC

International Agency for Research on Cancer

IBA

Identification and Brief Advice

ICD

10 International Classification of Diseases, version 10

(International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems)

IDACI

Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index – an additional indicator to IMD.

IDOPI

Income Deprivation Affecting Older People

IGCSE

International General Certificate of Education

IMD

Indices of Multiple Deprivation

Infant Mortality

Rate

Mortality of those aged less than one year.

inhibin - A

 

Maternal Serum – protein complexes – suppresses Folicule Stimulating Hormone.

Initial assessment

Children’s

A brief assessment of each child referred to social services with a request for services to be provided.

In-patient

A person who has been admitted to hospital.

IOTN

Index of Orthodontic Need

IPCC

Independent Police Complaints Commission

IPF Nearest

Neighbour

 

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).

IPSS

Intermediate Public Protection Sentence.

IQ

Intelligence Quotient.

ICD10

ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision) - which describes the conditions treated or investigated, eg fractured skull.

Incidence

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.

Independent contractors

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).

JAR

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.

JCG

Joint Commissioning Group.

JSP

Job Centre Plus.

JSA

Job Seeker Allowance.

JSNA

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.

Junior Doctors

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.