NHS: Acronym Buster

Almost everyone who comes into contact with the NHS will encounter one or more of the numerous acronyms that are used within the organisation.

What is an acronym? 

An acronym is defined as an abbreviation consisting of the first letters of each word in the name of something, usually pronounced as a word. For example, “NHS” itself is an acronym for “National Health Service”.

But do you know what a “PAR” is or what your “EDD” is, if you have been staying in hospital?

Now the NHS Confederation – a membership body that brings together and speaks on behalf of all organisations that plan, commission and provide NHS services –  has come up with a handy acronym buster that is available in both web and app formats and is quick and easy to use. It might just make your next interaction with the NHS and its staff a little more transparent!

Visit Acronym Buster (Link)

 

 

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