One of the problems with working for the NHS*** is its near-obsession with TLAs.
If I am not thinking about PBR,**** then I am wondering how PBC***** plays into WCC.******
When you are new, you tend not to know what these abbreviations are, and you have to ask. I was, however, excited to recognise a TLA the other day, and promptly shared my knowledge.
I can confirm now, through personal experience, that when someone in my line of work talks about a PSO, they mean a Public Sector Organisation and do not mean a Phone Sex Operator.
I will leave the room full of stunned (and important) people, and my own mild embarrassment to your imaginations.
And, yes, Molly, this is all your fault.
* Trials and tribulations
** Three letter acronyms
*** National Health Service – come on you should have known that one!
**** Payment by results
***** Practice based commissioning
****** World class commissioning