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Acronym Phrase
A&E Accident and Emergency
AAA Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
AACE Association of Ambulance Chief Executives
AAR After Action Review
AARCA Assisting Adult Recovery from Childhood Abuse
ABC Airways, Breathing, Circulation
ABE Achieving Best Evidence
ABHI Association of British Healthcare Industries
ABPI Ankle Brachial Pressure Index
ABPI Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
ABPM Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
ABS Affect Balance Scale
AC Audit Commission
ACAD Ambulatory Care and Diagnostic unit
ACAS Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
ACC Adult Critical Care
ACCEA Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards
ACCORD Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes
ACCSEM Acute Care Common Stem Training
ACDP Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens
ACE Accelerate, Coordinate, Evaluate
ACE-Inhibitor or ACE-I Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor
ACEVO Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations
ACFS Academic Clinical Fellowships
ACG Adjusted Clinical Group
ACO Accountable Care Organisation
ACP Advanced Care Plan
ACPO Association of Chief Police Officers
ACR Albumin Creatinine Ratio
ACRA Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation
ACS Acute Coronary Syndrome
ACS Accountable Care System
ACST Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
ACT Activated Clotting Time
ACTIVE-W Atrial Fibrillation Clopidogrel Trial with Irbesartan for prevention of vascular events
ACU Ambulatory Care Unit
ADA After Death Analysis
ADAS Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service
ADASS Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
ADCS Association of Directors of Children's Services
ADE Adverse Drug Event
ADFAM Improving Support for Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivty Disorder
ADL Activities of Daily Living
ADPF Adjusted Disease Prevalence Factor
ADPKD Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
ADR Adverse Drug Reaction
ADRT Advanced Decision to Refuse Treatment
ADT Admissions, Discharges and Transfers
AE Auto-Enrolment
AEC Ambulatory Emergency Care
AED Antiepileptic Drugs
AED Automated External Defibrillator
AF Atrial Fibrillation
AfC Agenda for Change
AfFC Action for Family Carers
AfPP Association for Perioperative Practice
AGNSS Advisory Group for National Specialised Services
AGS Annual Governance Statement
AHCS Academy for Healthcare Science
AHP Allied Health Professional
AHSC Academic Health Science Centre
AHSN Academic Health Science Network
AI Appreciative Inquiry
AI Artificial Intelligence
AIMS Association for Improvements in Maternity Services
AIR Annual Innovation Report (Strategic Health Authority)
AIS Accessible Information Standard
AKI Acute Kidney Injury
ALB Arm’s-Length Body
ALE Auditors’ Local Evaluation
ALS Advanced Life Support
ALTO Arm's-Length Trading Organisation
AM Assembly Member
AMA American Medical Association
AMC Annual Management Charge
AME Annually Managed Expenditure
AMHP Approved Mental Health Professional
AMIRVI Acute Myocardial Infarction with Right Ventricular Involvement
AML Additional Maternity Leave
AMPHP Advanced Medical Priority Dispatch System
AMR Antimicrobial Resistance
AMRC Association of Medical Research Charities
AMS Acute Medical Service
AMU Acute Medical Unit
ANP Advanced Nurse Practitioner
AO Accountable Officer
AoMRC Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
AON Assessment of Needs
AP Assistant Practitioner
APB Autism Partnership Board
APC Admitted Patient Care
APC Area Prescribing Committee
APHO Association of Public Health Observatories
API Application Programming Interface
APL Additional Paternity Leave
APMS Alternative Provider Medical Services
APT Anatomical Pathology Technologist
aPTT Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time
AQI Ambulance Quality Indicator
AQP Any Qualified Provider
AQuA Advancing Quality Alliance
AR Adverse Effect
ARB Angiotensin Receptor Blocker
ARC Applied Research Collaboration
ARR Absolute Risk Reduction
ARRS Additonal Roles Reimbursement Scheme
ARRS Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme
ARRS Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme
ARSAC Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee
ARU Anglia Ruskin University Trust
ARUK Alzheimer’s Research UK
ASC Altered State of Consciousness
ASC Advice and Representative Services for Children and Young People
ASCOF Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework
ASH Accredited Safe Haven
ASI Appointment Slot Issues
ASN Ambulance Service Network
ASPC Association of Surgeons in Primary Care
ASPiH Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare
ASR Annual Safety Report
ASSURA Company who manage NHS property
AST Asthma
AT Area Team
ATC Antithrombotic Trialists Collaboration
ATF Achievement Through Football
ATIMP Advanced Therapy Investigational Medicinal Products
ATMP Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
ATO Assistant Theatre Operator
ATW Access to Work
AV Atrioventricular
AVR Accredited Voluntary Registers
AWD Agency Workers Directive
AWP Any Willing Provider
AWR Agency Workers Regulations
AXR Abdominal X-Ray