pdf List of NHS acronyms

The NHS is known for using abbreviations and acronyms in its communications, which can often be confusing to patients, the public and even staff.  

To help make things clearer and easier to understand, the CCG has produced a glossary of the most commonly used NHS jargon.

While every effort has been made to make the list as comprehensive as possible, there may be some new acronyms and abbreviations that are not included. 

The list will be reviewed on a regular basis however, if you notice something missing, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.