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The Practical Commissioning Jargon Buster



Confused by CQUIN? Puzzled by PbR? Read our simple no-nonsense guide to NHS and PBC jargon.

Please click on any of the terms or acronyms below for a full explanation of what it means.

Any Willing Provider
Block back
Care and resource utilisation
Commissioning
Comprehensive Area Assessment
Co-production
Co-terminosity
Commissioning Plan Document

continuing care

continuity of care
CQUIN
Data validation
Decommissioning
Fair shares budget
Framework for procuring External Support for Commissioners
Freed-up resources
HMO
Horizontal integrated care
HRG4
ICD-10 & OPCS-4
Indicative budgets
Joint commissioning
Joint strategic needs assessment
Likeminded GPs
Local area agreements
Local strategic partnership

NHS Operating Framework
Payment by Results
PBC framework
Personalised care
Preferred provider
Provider
Provider arm
Pseudonymisation
Putting people first
Right to request
QIPP
Secondary Uses Service
Self care
Social enterprise

specialised commissioning
Staff passport
Subsidiarity
System alignment
Vertical ICO
World Class Commissioning

Practical Commissioning Jargon Buster