The NHS is full of acronyms and confusing terms!
We have provided a list of often used words, phrases and acronyms in our jargon buster (PDF, 209KB).
It is not an exhaustive list and we will add to it over time. It will be revised once a year – or more often if needed.
If you have any suggestions of something that should be included or you feel any of the descriptions or explanations are inaccurate or need further explanation, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We make every effort to avoid the use of jargon in all our communication and welcome challenge if this is not your experience. Let us know how we can do better!