Acute - XXX
Admiral Nurses – A nurse supporting families who have a relative with Dementia
Advanced Nurse Practitioner - XXX
Admission Avoidance - XXX
Assessment – to check how you are
Bed blocking - XXX
Care models/model of care – how health services are delivered
Care Plans - XXX
Clinician – a healthcare professional who has direct contact with a patient
Cohort – a group of people who have something in common
Commissioning - They decide where the money goes to meet the health needs of a local population
Consultant - XXX
Consultation - an appointment with a healthcare professional to discuss your health needs. This could also mean asking what people think about proposed changes to services.
Diagnosis – identifying what your health condition or illness is
Estimated Date of Discharge – when we hope to get you home
Functional and non-functional - XXX
Frailty – patients who are weak and more vulnerable
Health Literate – how well people understand health information
Inpatient – a patient who stays in a ward or hospital overnight
Integrated team – different professionals working as part of a team
Intermediate Care - XXX
Interventions – providing treatment for a medical condition
Multi specialist community provider - Provides care at home, provided by teams working around you.
Older adults – People aged over 65.
Out-patient - a patient who attends a hospital or clinic for treatment without staying there overnight.
Pathways – the route to receiving a service
Patient-flow – Ensuring people access services when they need it in the right place
Physician - XXX
Pre-operative - The period before a surgical operation
Primary Care – The first contact within a healthcare system when you feel ill, often a GP
Referrals – A healthcare worker will pass your information on to another service (with your permission) which can provide the care or treatment you need
Secondary Care – For illnesses or conditions that require more than you would normally expect from a GP.
Self-care – Being able to do more to look after yourself or a loved one.
Service Provider – The organisation that provides the service you need
Service User – Someone who accesses health services.
Urgent care – This is when you need treatment that day which could be emergency or life threatening
Waiting Room - XXX