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There are currently 15 names in this directory beginning with the letter C.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. It makes sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourages care services to improve.

CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups)
NHS organisations set up to organise the delivery of NHS Services in England, organised geographically.

Centre of Excellence
A team, place or network that has the expertise to provide leadership and best examples in specific areas of healthcare.

Clinical champions
Health care professionals who help push forward new ideas into healthcare settings.

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
These are NHS organisations set up to organise the delivery of NHS Services in England, organised geographically. They plan and decide whether or not a treatment should be used (commissioned) in hospital care and community and mental health services.

Clinical outcomes
Changes seen in a patient’s symptoms, which result from treatment.

Clinical pathways
A tool based on evidence-based practice and used by a multidisciplinary team caring for a specific group of patients with a predictable clinical course, when the different tasks (interventions) to be carried out by the professionals involved in the patient care are defined and sequenced.

Clinical Reference group (CRG)
Each National Programme of Care has several Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) to provide clinical advice and leadership. These groups of clinicians, commissioners, public health experts, patients and carers use their specific knowledge and expertise to advise NHS England on the best ways that specialised services should be provided.

Clinical Research Network (CRN)
A network which coordinates and supports the delivery of research across the NHS in England, made up of 15 regional networks across the country.

Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC)
These are geographical networks which are made up of NHS clinicians and academic researchers, who work together to develop and evaluate new health services

Commissioning is the effective planning and delivery of healthcare to meet the needs of the population. Deciding whether or not a treatment should be used.

Commissioning Support Unit (CSU)
Organisation that provides support to clinical commissioning groups by providing business intelligence, health and clinical procurement services and other office administration functions.

Community Health Partnership (CHP)
Organisation that provides a service to NHS commissioners and local partners across England, with the aim of delivering savings, increasing service integration and driving best use of the primary and community healthcare estate. The CHP aims to get the best commercial deals for both patients and taxpayers and design and deliver award-winning buildings.

Community of Practice (CoP)
A group of people who share a common interest and work together to achieve a common goal. For example the JIGSAW-E project has a Community of Practice, which is made up of researchers, educators, health professionals, industry, patients and public who are all working together to improve arthritis care.

CoP (Community of Practice)
The group of interested parties in each country in the JIGSAW-E project. Includes researchers, educators, industry, musculoskeletal clinical leads, GPs, practice nurses, allied health professionals, patients and public.