Abbreviations and Acronyms

AACB Australian Association of Clinical Biochemists
ABF Activity-based funding
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACAT Aged Care Assessment Team
ACAT Aged Care Assessment Team ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal
ACHS Australian Council on Healthcare Standards
ACP Advanced care planning
ACTES ACT Equipment Scheme
ACTGS ACT Government Solicitor
ACTPS ACT Public Service
ACTPAS ACT Patient Administration System
ACU Australian Catholic University
AGAR Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
AHA Allied Health Assistant
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AMAP Aboriginal Midwifery Access Program
AMC Alexander Maconochie Centre
AMHU Adult Mental Health Unit
ANU Australian National University
APTSRH Antenatal care, pre-pregnancy and teenage sexual andreproductive health
ARM Admitting Registrar for Medicine
ARPANSA Australian Radiation Protection and NuclearSafety Agency
ASSAD Australian Secondary School Alcohol and Drug survey
ATODA Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT
AVA Australian Veterinary Association
AVBC Australasian Veterinary Boards Council
AWA Australian Workplace Agreement
AWOL Absence Without Leave
BCHC Belconnen Community Health Centre
BFHI Baby-Friendly Health Initiative
BHRC Brian Hennessy Rehabilitation Centre
CAA Council of Ambulance Authorities
CALD Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
CAHMA Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
CARE Care and Response Escalation Call and Respond Early
CaTCH Program Program Continuity at the Canberra Hospital
CCCS Community Care Common Standards
CCL Cardiac Catheter Laboratory
CDM Chronic Disease Management
CDMR Chronic Disease Management Register
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CHF Chronic heart failure
CHO Chief Health Officer
CFACT Clinical Forensics ACT
CFET Consumer Feedback and Engagement Team
CFMT Clinical Forensic Medical Services
CFR Community Funding Round
CHF Chronic heart failure
CHC ACT Calvary Health Care ACT
CH&HS Canberra Hospital & Health Services
CHWC Centenary Hospital for Women and Children
CIT Canberra Institute of Technology
CMP Canberra Midwifery Program
CO2e Equivalent carbon dioxide
COAG Council of Australian Governments
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPCHS Community Paediatric and Child Health Service
CPD Continuing Professional Development
CPOE Computerised Physician Order Entry
CPSU Community and Public Sector Union
CRCS Capital Region Cancer Service
CSS Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme
CSTD Closed system transfer devices
CT Computerised Tomography
CTSC Clinical Trials Subcommittee
DA Development application
DDG Deputy Director-General
DG Director-General
DHP Dental Health Program
DMFT Decayed, missing or filled teeth
DVA Department of Veterans' Affairs
ECCHO Effective Communication in Clinical Handover
ECT Electro-convulsive therapy
ED Emergency Department
EDIS Emergency Department Information System
EDSU Extended Day Surgery Unit
EEG Electro-encephalogram
EH Environmental Health team
EISGP Education Infrastructure Support Grant Payment
EMM Electronic medication management
EN Enrolled Nurse
ESA ACT Emergency Services Agency
FAMSAC Forensic and Medical Sexual Assault Care
FAMSAC Forensic and Medical Sexual Assault Care
FMA Financial Management Act 1996
FOI Freedom of Information
FTE Full-time equivalent
GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GHICS Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service®
GM Genetically modified
GP General practitioner/general practice
GPADS GP Aged Day Service
GPO Government Payments for Outputs/General Post Office
GPWWG GP Workforce Working Group
GST Goods and Services Tax
HAAS Healthcare Access at School
HACC Home and Community Care
HCCA Health Care Consumers' Association of the ACT
HCI Healthy Communities Initiative
HCV Hepatitis C virus
HIP Health Infrastructure Program
HITH Hospital in the Home
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HPS Health Protection Service
HRC ACT Human Rights Commission
HSU Health Services Union
HPV Human papillomavirus
HREC Human Research Ethics Committee
HWA Health Workforce Australia
IBLCE International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
ICU Intensive care unit
IMPACT Integrated Multi-agencies for Parents andChildren Together
IRCTN Integrated Regional Clinical Training Network
ISS ISS Health Services
JACSD Justice and Community Services Directorate
LHN Local hospital network
LSTS Loan Scheme for Tertiary Study
MACH Maternal and Child Health
MAPU Medical Assessment and Planning Unit
MET Medical Emergency Team
MEWS Modified Early Warning Score
MHAGIC Mental Health Assessment Generation and Information Collection
MHCPI Mental Health Community Policing Initiative
MOU Memorandum of understanding
NATA National Association of Testing Authorities
NEAT National Emergency Access Target
NEST National Elective Surgery Target
NETS Newborn Emergency Transport Service
NEWS Neonatal Early Warning Score
NGO Non-government organisation
NHMRC National Health & Medical Research Council
NHRA National Health Reform Agreement
NICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
NIMC National Inpatient Medication Chart
NIP National Immunisation Program
NPAPH National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health
NPDI National Perinatal Depression Initiative
NRVR national recognition of veterinary registration
NSFATSIH National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal andTorres Strait Islander Health
NSQHSS National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
OCHO Office of the Chief Health Officer
OCYFS Office of Child, Youth and Family Services
OH&S Occupational health and safety
OMATSIA Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
OPG Orthopantomograph
OPMHIU Older Persons Mental Health Inpatient Unit
ORE Occupational risk exposure
OSCAR Online System for Comprehensive Activity Reporting
PANDSI Pre- and Ante-Natal Depression Support and Information Service
PART Predict, Assess and Respond to Challenging/Aggressive Behaviour
PatCH Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital
PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
PCEHR Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record
PCHR Personal Child Health Record
PET Positron Emission Tomography
PH&CDS Primary Health and Chronic Disease Strategy Committee
PHD Population Health Division
PIN Provisional improvement notice
PMHCS Perinatal Mental Health Consultation Service
PND Perinatal depression
P&O Prosthetics and Orthotics
PPEI Promotion, prevention and early intervention
PPID Positive patient identification
PPM privately practising midwife
PRRAC Palliative Radiotherapy Rapid Access Clinic
PRSC Practitioner Regulation Subcommittee

Public Sector Superannuation Scheme

Pharmaceutical Service Section

People Strategy and Services

PSSAP Public Sector Superannuation Scheme Accumulation Plan
PSSB People Strategy and Services Branch
PSU Psychiatric Services Unit
PTO Psychiatric treatment order
QSU Quality and Safety Unit
RACC Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care
RADAR Rapid Assessment of the Deteriorating and At-Risk
RCD Residual current device
RCPA Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
RED Respect, Equity, Diversity
RILU Rehabilitation Independent Living Unit
ROGS Review of Government Service
RPC Respecting patient choices
RRC Rapid Response Committee
SEA Special Employment Arrangement
SHAHRD ACT Ministerial Advisory Council on Sexual Health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and Related Diseases
SHFPACT Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT
SHOUT Self Help Organisations United Together
SLE Simulated Learning Environment
SOG Strategic Oversight Group
SOP Standard operating procedure
SPIEWG ACT Suicide Prevention Implementation and Evaluation Working Group
SRG Survey Resource Group
SRRM Seclusion and restraint review meetings

Stereotactic radiosurgery

Social Research Subcommittee

SRS Stereotactic radiosurgery
STI Sexually transmissible infection
TAMS Territory and Municipal Services Directorate
TCH (the) Canberra Hospital
TIA Transient ischaemic attack
TIS Translating and Interpreting Service
TRIM Total Records Information Management
TTCP Transitional Therapy and Care Program
UNSW University of New South Wales
VMO Visiting medical officer
VTE Venous thromboembolism
WHA Women's Health Australasia
WHO World Health Organization
WHS Women's Health Service
WiC Walk-in Centre
WHOS We Help Ourselves
WIL Workplace Integrated Learning
WYC Women, Youth & Children Division
YPN Young Professionals' Network