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Cardiovascular Disease
CVD

This is a broad term describing the disease of the heart or blood vessels in incorporates coronary heart disease, stroke, peripheral arterial disease and aortic disease.

Care Programme Approach
CPA

A way of assessing, planning and reviewing a person's mental health needs.

Care Quality Commission
CQC

Successor to the Healthcare Commission makes sure hospitals, care homes, dental and GP surgeries and all other care services in England provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care, and encourage them to make improvements.

Census

A national survey of the population of the UK undertaken every ten years. The last Census was in 2011.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CAMHS

NHS-provided mental health services for children and adolescents aged 0 to 18.

Child Protection Plan
CPP

If a child's name is added to the child protection register, a child protection plan is drawn up to make sure the child is kept safe and to help the family.

Child Protection Register

The child protection register is a confidential list of children and young people in an area that are believed to be in need of protection.

Children & Young Peoples Partnership
CYPP

A strategic document written by Children’s Services with the help of children, young people and their families that sets out the vision, priorities and actions to improve the lives of children and young people in that area.

Chlamydia

A common sexually transmitted infection which many people do not know they have because they often don’t have any symptoms. Left untreated, Chlamydia can cause infertility in women.

Chronic Kidney Disease
CKD

A long-term condition where the kidneys do not work effectively. CKD does not usually cause symptoms until reaching an advanced stage. It is usually detected at earlier stages by blood and urine tests.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COPD

The name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. People with COPD have difficulties breathing, primarily due to the narrowing of their airways, this is called airflow obstruction.

Circulatory Disease

Diseases of the circulatory (blood) system including heart disease and stroke.

Clinical Commissioning Group
CCG

Bodies responsible for planning and commissioning of hospital, community, and mental health services

Clostridium Difficile
CDIFF

Bacterium present in the gut which rarely causes problems in healthy individuals but is the most important cause of hospital-acquired diarrhoea.

Commissioning Support Unit
CSU

An organisation providing key support to aid Clinical Commissioning Groups deliver their functions.

Community Mental Health Team
CMHT

Community mental health teams provide help to individuals with mental health problems remain in their community by providing support in their own homes.

Community Psychiatric Nurse
CPN

A registered nurse with specialist training in mental health.

Community services

Services provided by the council in peoples’ homes e.g. homecare, direct payments and day care.

Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities

A team made up of staff from health and social services who help, advice and support people with learning disabilities and their carers in the community.

Confidence Interval
D

The range of values within which we are 95% confident that the true population value lies.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
COSHH

The law that requires employees to prevent or reduce their employees exposure to hazardous substances.

Comparator group

A group of areas defined as having similar characteristics. Used for benchmarking.

Coronary Heart Disease
CHD

A condition in which blood flow to the heart is blocked due to fatty build-ups in a persons arteries. CHD is the most common cause of death in the UK.

Correlation

In statistics, correlation, also called correlation coefficient, indicates the strength and direction of a linear relationship between two variables.

Coterminous

Areas that have the same boundaries.

Criminal Justice System
CJS

Practices and organisations working together to deter and mitigate crime.

Crude birth rate

Number of births per 1,000 population per year.

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