Jargon Buster :.  A list of useful Acronyms within the Bolton Mental Health Services

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A

ADL
Activities of Daily Living

Acute Trust
An NHS Trust providing hospital services

AOT
Assertive Outreach Team

ASW
Approved Social Worker

ACPC
Area Child Protection Committee

B

BAMH
Bolton Advocacy for Mental Health

BAND
Bolton Association and Network of Drop-Ins

BEST
Bolton Employment Support Team

BMA
British Medical Association

An independent trade union representing doctors officially recognised by government and the pay review bodies for negotiation on doctors' pay conditions.

BMBC
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

Includes the towns of Farnworth, Horwich, Blackrod and Westhoughton

Bolton Hospitals
Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust

Provides hospitals services for all healthcare need except mental health

BST
Bolton Salford and Trafford Mental Health NHS Trust

Former specialist provider of mental health services for Bolton Salford and Trafford.

BSTMHT
Bolton Salford and Trafford Mental Health NHS Trust

Former specialist provider of mental health services for Bolton Salford and Trafford.

BRASS
Befriending Refugees and Asylum Seekers

C

CAMHS
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

CAB
Citizens Advice Bureau

CALM
Campaign Against Living Miserably

CANDID
Counselling And Diagnosis in Dementia

CAT
Community Alcohol Team

CBT
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CDW
Community Development Worker

CHI
Commission for Health Improvement

CM
Care Management

CMHT
Community Mental Health Team

CPA
Care Programme Approach

CPN
Community Psychiatric Nurse

C & R
Care and Restraint

CRB
Criminal Records Bureau

CRT
Crisis Resolution Team

C&SCG
Clinical & Social Care Governance

CSCI
Commission for Social Care Inspection

CSIP
Care Services Improvement Partnership

CSSR
Councils with Social Service Responsibilities

CVS
Bolton District Council for Voluntary Services

Independent Charity set up to support voluntary groups.

D

DIAL
Disability Information and Advice Line

DDU
Drug Dependency Unit

DNA
Did Not Attend

DoH
Government Department of Health

DRG
Disability Reference Group

DSH
Deliberate Self Harm

DSS
Government Department of Social Security

Not to be confused with Social Services

E

ECT
Electroconvulsive Therapy

ESF
European Social Fund

F

FME
Forensic Medical Examiner

FOI
Freedom of Information

FYE
For Year ending

G

GP
General Practitioner (Doctor)

GMW
Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Provider of specialist mental health services in Greater Manchester (especially Bolton Salford and Trafford), North West Region and Nationally.

H

HA
Health Authority

HAZ
Health Action Zones

HImp
Health Improvement Programmes

I

ILA
Independent Learning Account

IM&T
Information, Management and technology

IMCA
Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Service

IPT
Interpersonal Therapy

Integrated Management – refers to GMW and Social Services

Health and Social Services now have a joined up management structure. CPNs and Social Workers now work in the same team

IWL
Improving Working Lives

J

JIP
Joint Implementation Team

K

K Wards
K1, K2 and K3

Acute Mental Health Wards – part of GMW

KSF
Knowledge Skills Framework

L

LA
Local Authority – Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

LDP
Local Development Plan

LIFT
Local Improvement Finance Trust

LIP
Local Implementation Plan

LIT
Local Implementation Team

Responsible for implementation of National Service Framework

LMR
Local Modernisation Review

Lottery
National Lottery raises funds which supports charities

M

MACA
Mental Aftercare Association

Making Space
Independent Charity supporting people who experience schizophrenia

MAU
Medical Assessment Unit

MHAC
Mental Health Act Commission

MhIST
Mental Health Independent Support Team

Independent Charity providing a range of services

MhISTILE
MhIST's information and library Exchange

Provides information about Bolton Mental Health services

MHIS
Mental Health Information Strategy

MHMDS
Mental Health Minimum Data Set

N

NARMI
National Alliance of the Relatives of the Mentally ill

NHS Direct
Telephone Helpline for health problems generally (not specific mental health).

NHS Plan National targets for the National Health Service in general (as apposed to Mental Health Targets)

NWMHDC
North West Mental Health Development Centre

NIMHE
National Institute for Mental Health in England

NSF
National Service Framework

National 10 year plan to change mental health service

O

OATS
Out of Area Treatments

OT
Occupational Therapist

P

PALS
Patients' Advice and Liaison Service

PATS
Passenger Assisted Training Scheme

PBC
Practice Based Commissioning

PBR
Payment By Results

PCA
Personal Capability Assessment

PCG
Primary Care Group

PCT
Primary Care Trust

PDR
Personal Development Reviews

PDP
Personal Development Plan

PEC
Professional Executive Committee

PICU
Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (Maple House)

POMH
Prescribing Observatory for Mental Health

PPI
Patient and Public Involvement Forum

PSA
Public Service Agreement

PSI
Psychosocial Intervention

Q

QOF
Quality and Outcomes Framework

R

RBMS
Referral, Booking & Management System

RO
Regional Office

RSG
Revenue Support Grant

RSW
Residential Social Worker

S

SAD
Seasonal Affective Disorder

SAFF
Strategic and Financial Framework

SAP
Single Assessment Process

SAVS
Sexual Health Victim Support

SEMI
Severe and Enduring Mental Illness

SFI
Standing Financial Instruction

SHA
Strategic Health Authority

SHO
Senior House Officer

SLA
Service Level Agreement

SRB
Single Regeneration Budget

SSD
Social Services Department

STaR Workers
Support Time and Recovery Workers

STEPS
Employment and training initiative. Previously part of BAND – Mission Café, FIX it, Café Arts, Best Buffets

St George's Daycentre
Independent Charity providing day care support

STORM
Skills Training in Risk Management

T

TITTT
Take it to the Top

Monthly meeting for all service users to raise issues about mental health services

TCSN
Therapeutic Community Service North

U

UACT
User Advisory and Consultative Team

A team of elected service users representatives from Bolton, Salford, Trafford, Supra district and Forensic directorates working with the Chief Executive and senior officers of the Trust to agree and plan service user involvement and consultation activity, and discuss issues surrounding the service user experience of services, care and treatment.

V

VCS
Voluntary and Community Sector

W

WAT
Workforce Action Team

Y

YPD
Young Persons Directorate

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