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Acronym Phrase
A&E Accident and Emergency
A&G Advice and Guidance
A&I Assessment & Intervention Team
A.C Before Meals
AAA Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
AAC Accelerated Access Collaborative
AAC Advisory Appointments Committee
AAC Augmented and Alternative Communication
AACE Association of Ambulance Chief Executives
AAGBI Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain
AAND Allow A Natural Death
AAP Associate Ambulance Practitioner
AAR Accelerated Access Review
AAR After Action Review
AARCA Assisting Adult Recovery from Childhood Abuse
AAU Acute Assessment Unit
ABC Airways, Breathing, Circulation
ABE Achieving Best Evidence
ABHI Association of British Healthcare Industries
ABI Association of British Insurers
ABM Activity-Based Management
ABN Association of British Neurologists
ABPI Ankle Brachial Pressure Index
ABPI Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
ABPM Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
ABPS Associate British Psychological society
ABS Affect Balance Scale
ABS Association of Breast Surgeons
ABX Antibiotics
AC Anticipatory Care
AC Audit Commission
ACAC Area Clinical Audit Committee
ACAD Ambulatory Care and Diagnostic unit
ACAS Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
ACC Acute Care Collaborations
ACC Adult Critical Care
ACCEA Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards
ACCORD Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes
ACCSEM Acute Care Common Stem Emergency Training
ACDP Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens
ACE Accelerate, Coordinate, Evaluate
ACE Anglia Community Enterprise
ACE Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (for lowering blood pressure)
ACE Adverse Childhood Event
ACE-Inhibitor or ACE-I Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor
ACED International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection
ACEVO Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations
ACFS Academic Clinical Fellowships
ACG Adjusted Clinical Group
ACLS Advanced Coronary Life Support
ACNP Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
ACNU Additional Condition for Non-Prescription Use
ACO Accountable Care Organisation
ACP Accountable Care Partnerships
ACP Advanced Care Plan
ACP Advanced Clinical Practice
ACP Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Nurse, Physiotherapist)
ACPGBI Associations of Coloproctologists of Great Britain and Ireland
ACPO Association of Chief Police Officers
ACR Albumin Creatinine Ratio
ACRA Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation
ACS Acute Coronary Syndrome
ACS Accountable Care System
ACS Adult and Community Services
ACS Ambulatory Care-Sensitive (conditions)
ACSC Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
ACT Activated Clotting Time
ACT Acute Commissioning Team
ACT Alcohol Care Team
ACTIVE-W Atrial Fibrillation Clopidogrel Trial with Irbesartan for Prevention of Vascular Events
ACU Ambulatory Care Unit
AD Associate Director
ADA After Death Analysis
ADAS Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service
ADASS Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
ADC Antibody Drug Conjugates
ADCS Association of Directors of Children's Services
AdCTX Adjuvant Chemotherapy
ADE Adverse Drug Event
ADFAM Improving Support for Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADL Activities of Daily Living
ADM Admission
ADON Associate Director of Nursing
ADPF Adjusted Disease Prevalence Factor
ADPKD Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
ADR Adverse Drug Reaction
ADRT Advanced Decision to Refuse Treatment
ADSM Anxiety Disorder Specific Measure
ADT Admissions, Discharges and Transfers
AE Accident & Emergency
AE Auto-Enrolment
AEC Ambulatory Emergency Care
AECU Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit
AED Antiepileptic Drugs
AED Automated External Defibrillator
AED Adult Eating Disorder
AF Atrial Fibrillation
AFC Age Friendly City
AfC Agenda for Change
AFE Amniotic Fluid Embolism
AfFC Action for Family Carers
AFiUK African Families in the UK
AFP Alpha Fetoprotein Tumour Marker
AfPP Association for Perioperative Practice
AGM Annual General Meeting
AGNSS Advisory Group for National Specialised Services
AGP Aerosol Generating Products
AGS Annual Governance Statement
AHCS Academy for Healthcare Science
AHM Associated Hospital Manager
AHP Nursing and 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 Adverse Incident Reporting
AIR Annual Innovation Report (Strategic Health Authority)
AIS Abbreviated Injury Scale
AIS Accessible Information Standard
AKI Acute Kidney Injury
ALA Association of Local Authorities
ALB Arm’s-Length Body
ALBS Arm’s Length Bodies
ALC Alternative Level of Care
ALE Auditors’ Local Evaluation
ALERT Acute Life-Threatening Events – Recognition and Treatment
ALL Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
ALOS Average Length of Stay
ALP Alkaline Phosphatase (protein in blood)
ALS Advanced Life Support
ALT Alanine Trensferase Enzyme in liver which is the best test for hepatitis
ALT Assisted Living Technology
ALTO Arm's-Length Trading Organisation
AM Assembly Member
AMA American Medical Association
AMC Annual Management Charge
AMD Age Related Macular Degenerative
AME Annually Managed Expenditure
AMHP Approved Mental Health Professional
AMIRVI Acute Myocardial Infarction with Right Ventricular Involvement
AML Additional Maternity Leave
AMM Annual Members Meeting
AMO Assistant Medical Officer
AMPHP Advanced Medical Priority Dispatch System
AMR Antimicrobial Resistance
AMRC Association of Medical Research Charities
AMS Acute Medical Service
AMS Antimicrobial Stewardship
AMS Academy of Medical Sciences
AMU Acute Medical Unit
AN Anorexia Nervosa
ANA Apprentice Nursing Associate
AND Allow Natural Death
ANOVA Analysis of Variance
ANP Advanced Nurse Practitioner
ANTT Aseptic Non-Touch Technique
AO Accountable Officer
AO1 Assistance of one
AOC Administrator On Call
AODL Activities of Daily Life
AoMRC Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
AON Assessment of Needs
AOP Adults and Older People
AOS Acute Oncology Services
AOT Adolescent Outreach Team
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
APL Adjustment Pressure Limiting
APMS Alternative Provider Medical Services
APPG All Party Parliamentary Group
APRN Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
APT Anatomical Pathology Technologist
APTT Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time
AQ Advanced Quality
AQI Ambulance Quality Indicator
AQN Activity Query Notice (issued by CCG)
AQP Any Qualified Provider
AQuA Advancing Quality Alliance
AR Adverse Reaction
AR Androgen Receptor
AR Aortic Regurgitation
AR Annual Report
ARA Annual Report and Account
ARAC Audit and Risk Assurance Committee
ARB Angiotensin Receptor Blocker
ARC Applied Research Collaboration
ARCP Annual Review of Competency Progression
ARDS Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
ARF Accelerated Reform Fund
ARG Adult Reference Group
ARK Antibiotic Review Kit
ARR Absolute Risk Reduction
ARRS Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme
ARSAC Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee
ARTP Association for Respiratory Technology Physiology
ARU Anglia Ruskin University Trust
ARUK Alzheimer’s Research UK
ARV Androgen Receptor Variant
ASA Ambulance Service Association
ASC Altered State of Consciousness
ASC Advice and Representation Services for Children and Young People
ASC Autism Spectrum Condition
ASCOF Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework
ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder
ASG Allocations Steering Group
ASH Accredited Safe Haven
ASI Appointment Slot Issues
ASN Ambulance Service Network
ASPC Association of Surgeons in Primary Care
ASPH Ashford and St. Peters Hospital
ASPiH Association for Simulated Practice In Healthcare
ASQ Ages & Stages Questionnaire
ASR Annual Safety Report
ASSIST Assertive Intervention Stabilisation Team
ASSKING Assessment of Surface and Skin Inspection, Keep Moving Incontinence Nutrition Guidance
ASSURA Company who manage NHS property
AST Asthma
AST Admin Support Team
ASTRO-PU Age, Sex, Temporary Resident Originated. Weighted statistical method of comparing GP practice prescribing data
AT Area Team
ATC Antithrombotic Trialists Collaboration
ATF Achievement Through Football
ATIMP Advanced Therapy Investigational Medicinal Products
ATLS Advance Trauma Life Support
ATMIST Age, Time of Onset, Mechanism, Injuries Sustained, Treatment and Trends (handover from paramedics)
ATMP Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
ATO Assistant Technical Officer
ATO Assistant Theatre Operator
ATSP Asked to See Patient
ATTC Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre
ATW Access to Work
AUA American Urological Association
AUKUH Association of UK University Hospitals
AUR Acute Urinary Retention
AUR Appliance Use Review
AV Atrioventricular
AVR Accredited Voluntary Registers
AWD Agency Workers Directive
AWD Acting Workforce Director
AWOC Ageing Without Children
AWOL Absent Without Leave
AWP Any Willing Provider
AWR Agency Workers Regulations
AXR Abdominal X-Ray