Initials and acronyms used in the LTNC RI website

Abbreviation/acronym

Explanation

ACPIN

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology

ADASS

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

AT

Assistive Technology (defined as any product or service designed to enable independent living for disabled and older people)

BME

Black and minority ethnic communities

CD

Compact Disc

CLRN IRAS

Comprehensive Local Research Network Integrated Research Application System

CRB

Criminal Records Bureau

CHAIN

Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network

DeNDRoN

The Dementias and Neuro-degenerative Diseases Research Network

DFSG

Duchenne Family Support Group

DH

The Department of Health

DMD

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

FAST

Foundation for Assistive Technology

ICT

Information and Communications Technologies

ICTRI

Information and Communications Technology Research Initiative

IFI

Inclusive  Fitness Initiative

ISAC

Independent Safety Advisory Committee

LIFE

Long-term Involvement in Fitness Enablement study

LTNC

Long Term Neurological Conditions

LTNC RI

Long Term Neurological Conditions Research Initiative

MND

Motor Neurone Disease

MDC

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

MREC

Medical Research Ethical Committee

MS

Multiple Sclerosis

MSA

Multiple System Atrophy

NETSCC

National (Institute for Health Research) Evaluations, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre

NIHR-CCF

National Institute for Health Research – Central Commissioning Facility

NIHR–SDO

National Institute for Health Research – Service Delivery and Organisation

NRES

National Research Ethics Service: http://www.nres.npsa.nhs.uk/

NSF

National Service Framework

PASS

Physical Activity Support System

PCT

Primary Care Trust

PD

Parkinsons Disease

PRP

Policy Research Programme

PSP

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

PSSRU

Personal Social  Services Research Unit

QN

Quality Neurology project

QRs

Quality Requirements

REC

Research Ethics Committee

RESULT

Review of Epidemiology and Service Use in Rare Long Term neurological conditions study

RIPFA

Research in Practice for Adults

SCIE

Social Care Institute for Excellence

SPRU

Social Policy Research Unit

SPSS

Statistical Package Social Sciences

SRR

Society for Research in Rehabilitation

SWSAPC

South West region of the Society for Academic Primary Care

UKCRN

UK Clinical Research Network

URL

Uniform Resource Locator (computer term describing a web-link)

VR

Vocational Rehabilitation

 

 

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