Common Acronyms

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) ceased to exist and were replaced by Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) on 01 July 2022. This site has been updated to reference ICBs.

AcoRD Attributing the costs of health and social care Research and Delivery

CCG Clinical Commissioning Group

CPMS NIHR Central Portfolio Management System

CRN Clinical Research Network

CRNCC Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre

DHSC Department of Health and Social Care

ETC Excess Treatment Cost

ICB Integrated Care Board

ICS Integrated Care System

IRAS Integrated Research Application System

ISHP Independent Sector Healthcare Provider

LCRN Local Clinical Research Network

MPT Minimum Payment Trigger

NHS National Health Service

NHSE NHS England

NIHR National Institute for Health and Care Research

ODP NIHR Open Data Platform

PPV Per Participant Value (also known as Per Patient Value)

SoECAT Schedule of Events Cost Attribution Tool

Spec Comm NHS England Specialised Commissioning