Abbreviations

Abbreviation

Description

A&E

Accident and emergency

ADASS

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

CCG

Clinical commissioning group

CIPFA

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

CNA

Certified normal accommodation (prisons)

CQC

Care Quality Commission

DCLG

Department for Communities and Local Government

DfE

Department for Education

FTE

Full-time equivalent

GCSE

General Certificate of Secondary Education

GP

General practitioner

HCHS

Hospital and Community Health Service (statistics on NHS workforce in England)

HMIC

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary

HMP

Her Majesty’s Prison

HMT

Her Majesty’s Treasury

IT

Information technology

MoJ

Ministry of Justice

NAO

National Audit Office

NHS

National Health Service

NICE

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NOMS

National Offender Management Service

NPS

New psychoactive substances

OBR

Office for Budget Responsibility

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

ONS

Office for National Statistics

OSCAR

Online System for Central Accounting and Reporting

PAC

Public Accounts Committee

PEEL

Police Effectiveness, Efficiency and Legitimacy programme (run by HMIC)

PESA

Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses

PISA

Programme for International Student Assessment

STP

Sustainability and Transformation Plan

TIMSS

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study