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Health jargon

The following jargon is used in the Health profession.

Abbreviations/ Acronyms Definition/ Meaning
A&E Accident and Emergency
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AS Asperger Syndrome
ASC (ASD) Autism Spectrum Condition (formally Autism Spectrum Disorder)
BESD Behavioural, emotional and social difficulties
CAMHS Child Adolescent Mental Health Service
DH Department of Health
EOLC End of Life Care
HAP Health Action Plan
HI Hearing impaired
H&WB Health and Wellbeing Board
LAC Looked After Children
LMC Local Medical Committee
LTC Long Term Conditions
MRSA Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
NHSE NHS England
OT Occupational Therapist
PMLD Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
PTS Patient Transport Services
RAD Royal Association for Deaf People
RCCG Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group
RDASH Rotherham Doncaster and South Humberside NHS Foundation Trust
SALT Speech and Language Therapist/ Team
SLD Severe Learning Difficulties
SPLD Specific Learning Difficulties e.g. Dyslexia
STH Sheffield Teaching Hospital
TRFT The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
VI Visually Impaired
YAS Yorkshire Ambulance Service