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Acronym Phrase
R&D Research and Development
R&G Regulation and Governance
R/V Review Medical
RA Registration Authority
RA Rheumatoid Arthritis
RA Right Atrium
RAAC Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete
RAB Resource Accounting and Budgeting
RACI Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed
RACPC Raid Access Chest Pain Clinic
RAD Reactive Airways Disease
RAD Royal Association for Deaf People
RADIR Random Access Document Indexing and Retrieval
RAE Research Assessment Exercise
RAF Risk Assurance Framework
RAG Red/Amber/Green Traffic Light Rating Scheme
RAID Rapid Assessment, Interface and Discharge
RALIG Review Action and Learning from Incidents Group
RAND Research & Development, not for profit group for policy and decision making in R&D
RAP Remedial Action Plan
RAS Referral Assessment Service
RAS Resource Allocation System
RAT Rapid Assessment and Treatment
RAT Risk Assessment Tool
RAWP Resource Allocation Working Party
RBB Right Bundle Branch
RBC Red Blood Cell Count
RBH Royal Berkshire Hospital
RC Reference Cost
RC Remuneration Committee
RCA Root Cause Analysis
RCAT Rapid Cancer Action Team
RCC Renal Cell Carcinoma
RCCD Renal Cell Carcinoma Diagnosis
RCCE Rural Community Council for Essex
RCD Research Capacity Development
RCEM Royal College of Emergency Medicine
RCF Research Capability Funding
RCGP Royal College of General Practitioners
RCM Royal College of Midwives
RCN Royal College of Nursing
RCoA Royal College of Anaesthetists
RCOG Royal College of Gynaecologist and Obstetricians
RCOT Royal College of Occupational Therapists
RCP Royal College of Physicians
RCPCH Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health
RCPE Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
RCPH Royal College of Paediatrics and Children’s Health
RCPSG Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
RCR Royal College of Radiologists
RCRD Rapid Cancer Registrations Dashboards
RCS Royal College of Surgeons
RCSE Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
RCSLT Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
RCT Randomised Controlled Trial
RCUK Research Council UK
RD Registered Dietician
RDAG Rare Diseases Advisory Group
RDAG Rare Diseases Advisory Group. Receives Additional NHS Funding
RDC Rapid Diagnostic Centre
RDI Renal Dialysis
RDN Research Delivery Networl
RDS Research Design Service
RDSU Research and Development Support Unit
REACH-HF Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure
REACT Rapid Emergency Assessment and Care Team
REC NHS Research Ethics Committee
REF Research and Excellence Framework
REN Research and Engagement Network
RES Health Research Authority Research Ethics Service
RESPECT Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment
RET Recovery Enablement Track
RFA Radio Frequency Ablation
RFID Radio Frequency Identification
RFL Royal Free Hospital London
RfPB Research for Patient Benefit
RfS Request for Service
RGH Rural General Hospital
RGN Registered General Nurse
RHA Regional Health Authority
RHDU Respiratory High Dependency Unit
RHITE Registry of Healthcare Innovation and Technology Evaluation
RIDDOR Reporting of Accidents, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences
RILD Research, Innovation and Learning and Development
RiO An electronic patient record IT system
RIPFA Research in Practice for Adults
RIS Radiology Information System
RJAH Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
RLO Research Liaison Officer
RM Risk Management
RM&G Research Management and Governance
RME Recruitment Monitoring Form
RMH Royal Marsden Hospital
RMN Registered Mental Health Nurse
RMOC Regional Medicines Optimisation Committee
RMP Research Methods Programme
RN Registered Nurse
RNA Ribonucleic Acid
RNF Relative Need Formula
RNIB Royal National Institute for the Blind
RNLD Learning Disabilities Nurse
RO Responsible Officer
ROA Return On Assets
RoCR Review of Central Returns
ROI Return On Investment
ROSC Return of Spontaneous Circulation
ROSE Rapid On-Site Specimen Evaluation
RP Research Passport
RP Research Professors
RPA Radiation Protection Adviser Service
RPR Relevant Person’s Representative
RPS Royal Pharmaceutical Society
RPTD Recommended Phase Two Dosage
RR Respiratory Rate
RRG Rapid Reference Group
RRI Rapid Results Institute
RRL Revenue Resource Limit
RRLP Rapid Response Liaison Psychiatry
RRR Rapid Responsive Review
RRR Recovery Rehabilitation and Reablement
RRR Relative Risk Reduction
RRT Rapid Response Team
RRT Respective Referral Team
RRV Rapid Response Vehicle
RS Respiratory System
RSCH Royal Surrey County Hospital
RSH Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
RSS Referral Support Service
RSS Research Support Services
RST Revalidation Support Team
RT Radiotherapy
RT-LHS Radiotherapy -Learning Healthcare System
RTA Road Traffic Accident
RTC Road Traffic Collision
RTDS Radiotherapy Dataset
RTI Respiratory Tract Infection
RTN Radiotherapy Network
RTP Research Training Programme
RTR Renal Transplant
RTRP SB Right Time, Right Place Steering Board
RTT Referral to Treatment
RTW Ride To Wellness Private Ambulance Service
RTY Radiotherapy
RUG Research User Group
RUP Rapid Uptake Products
RV Right Ventricle
RVH Royal Victoria Hospital Maidstone
RVS Royal Voluntary Service
RX Medical Prescription