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Acronyms of General Practice

Acronyms of General Practice – a guide with the GP Taskforce

Do you know all the acronyms of General Practice? What the various organisations and names mean and how to navigate them. This session is sponsored by the GP Taskforce.

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Below is listed the variety of organisations and acronyms you need to be aware of when working in General Practice.

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Acronyms of General Practice- Governing organisations

NHS – National health service split into:

NHS England :

NHS Improvement :


NHS Digital:

CCGs: Clinical commissioning groups

HSCA : Health and social care act :

STP: Sustainability and transformation partnerships/ plans

Acronyms of General Practice- Organisations that support GPs

RCGP: Royal College of GPs

CSA: Clinical skills assessment

AKT: Applied knowledge test

WBPA – Work based place assessment

RCGP Vale of Trent faculty:


BMA: British Medical Association – our Union

GPC: General Practice Committee

JDC – Junior Doctors committee

ARM: Annual regional meeting

LMC: Local medical committee 

Nottinghamshire LMC:

Derbyshire LMC:

Acronyms of General Practice- New Structure organisations.

PCN: Primary care networks

PCN CD: PCN Clinical director

GP Federation – Wikipedia

ICP: Integrated care partnerships/ place

ICS: Integrated care system

HEE: Health education England

HEEM: Health Education East Midlands

CPENS: Community provider education networks. 

Acronyms of the General Practice contract

GMS: General Medical services

PMS: Personal medical services

APMS: Alternative provider medical services

DES- Direct enhanced services

LES- Local enhanced services

Acronyms of General Practice- the monitors…

GMC – General Medical Council:

PAG : Performance advisory group or professional advisory group

Performers list:

CQC: Care quality commission –


Acronyms of General Practice – the protectors

MDO: Medical defence organisations

MDU: Medical defence union –

MPS: Medical protection society-

MDDUS: Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

MDS: Medical Defence Society-

CNSGP: Clinical negligence service for GPs

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