A-Z of abbreviations

Abbreviations list

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Addenbrookes – Addenbrookes Hospital
ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AEN – Additional Education Needs
ALD – Adult with Learning Disability
AP – Allocations Policy
ASD – Autistic Spectrum Disorder
ASDAN – Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network
AST – Assured shorthold tenancy
ASW – Approved Social Worker
AT – Assured Tenancy

B

BCH – Birmingham Children’s Hospital
BESD – Behavioural Emotional and Social Difficulties
BIPAP – Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
BMT – Bone Marrow Transplant

C

C.A 1989, C.A 2014, S.47 – Children Act 1989 updated 2014, Section 47
CA – Carers Allowance
CAF – Common Assessment Framework
CAFCASS – Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service
CAMHS – Child and adolescent mental health service
CBL – Choice Based Letting
CIC – Children in Care
CIN – Children in Need
City Hospital (sometimes referred to as Belfast Hospital)
CLDT – Community learning disability team
CMHT – Community Mental Health Team
CNS – Central Nervous System
CNS – Clinical Nurse Specialist
COP – Court of Protection
COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CP – Child Protection
CPAP – Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
CPN – Community Psychiatric Nurse
CQC – Care Quality Commission
CSC – Children’s Social Care
CWDT – Children with Disabilities Team
CYPS – Children and Young People’s Service

D

DBS – Disclosure Barring Service
DCT – Disabled Children’s Team
DFE – Department for Education
DFG – Disabled Facilities Grant
DHP – Discretionary Housing Payment
DHR – Disability Housing Register
DLA – Disability Living Allowance
DOLS – The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
DSA – Disabled Students Allowance
DST – Decision Support Tool

E

ECG – Electrocardiogram
ECHO – Echocardiogram
EEG – Electroencephalogram
EHC Plan – Education Health and Care Plan
EMA – European Medicines Agency
ENT – Ear Nose and Throat
ERT – Enzyme Replacement Therapy
ESA – Employment Support Allowance
EWO – Education Welfare Officer
EYS – Early Years Service

F

FDA – American Food and Drug Administration
FE – Further Education

G

GAG – Glycosaminoglycans
GOSH – Great Ormond Street Hospital

H

HA – Housing Association
HB – Housing Benefit
HE – Higher Education
HO – Housing Officer
HR – Housing Register
HSCT – Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
HSO – Housing Support Officer

I

IEP – Individual Education Plan
IFR – Individual Funding Request
IMCA – Independent Mental Capacity Advocate
IMD – Inherited Metabolic Disease
IPSEA – Independent Parental Special Education Advice
IS – Income Support

J

JARF – Joint Agency Referral Form
JSA – Jobseekers Allowance

L

LA – Local Authority
LAC – Looked After Child
LEA – Local Education Authority
LHB – Local Health Board
LHC – Local Housing Companies
LSD – Lysosomal Storage Disorder

M

MAU – Medical Admission Unit
MCH – Manchester Children’s Hospital
MDT – Multi-Disciplinary Team
ME – Mutual Exchange
MLD – Moderate Learning Disability
MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging

N

NHS CHC – Continuing Health Care
NHSE – NHS England
NICE – The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
NSF – National Service Framework
NTQ – Notice to Quit

O

OT – Occupational Therapist

P

PIP – Personal Independence Payment
PMLD – Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities
PP – Parent Partnership
PRP – Private Registered Provider of Social Housing, also known as RSL – Registered Social Landlord
PSH – Private Sector Housing
PSHE – Personal Social Health Education

R

Royal Free – Royal Free Hospital
Royal Hospital for Sick Children (sometimes known as Glasgow Paediatric)

S

SAB – Safeguarding Adults Board
Salford – Salford Foundation Hospital
SALT – Speech and Language Therapy
SCB – Safeguarding Children’s Board
SEN – Special Educational Need
SENCo – Special Educational Needs Coordinator
SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
SENDIST – Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal
SH – Social Housing
SLD – Severe Learning Disability
SMC – Scottish Medicines Consortium
SSD – Social Services Department
SW – Social Worker

T

TA – Tenancy Agreement
TA – Tenants Association – also known as Residents Association
TAC – Team Around the Child
TAROE – Tenants and Residents Associations of England
The National – National Hospital for Neurological Diseases

U

UC – Universal Credit
UHB – University Hospital Birmingham (sometimes known as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital)
University Hospital of Wales (sometimes referred to as Cardiff hospital)
UO – Under Occupancy

W

WHSSC – Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee