GMS acronym buster

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Acronyms

08 / 6 / 2016 Midnight

General medical services has a vast amount of acronyms, we have listed below the ones we use most frequently along with their definitions.

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A

                                                                                                            
ABPI 
Ankle Brachial Pressure Index 
ABPM Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
ACCORD Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes
ACE-Inhibitor or ACE-I
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor
ACP Advanced Care Plan
ACR Albumin:Creatinine Ratio
ACS Acute Coronary Syndrome
ACTIVE-W Atrial Fibrillation Clopidogrel Trial with Irbesartan for Prevention of Vascular Events
ADA 
After Death Analysis
ADPF
Adjusted Disease Prevalence Factor
AED
Antiepileptic Drugs
AF Atrial Fibrillation
AMA  American Medical Association
APHO Association of Public Health Observatories
APMS Alternative Provider Medical Services
ARB Angiotensin Receptor Blocker
AST Asthma
ATC Antithrombotic Trialists Collaboration
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B                                                                                                            
BAFTA Birmingham Atrial Fibrillation Treatment of the Aged
BDI-II
Beck Depression Inventory, second edition
BHSOC 
British Hypertension Society
BLS Basic Life Support
BMD Bone Mass Density
BMI Body Mass Index
BMA British Medical Association
BMJ British Medical Journal
BNF British National Formulary
BP Blood Pressure
BPA Bio-psychosocial Assessment
BTS British Thoracic Society
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C

CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
CAN Cancer
CBT 
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CCG Clinical Commissioning Group
CHD Coronary Heart Disease
CHS Child Health Surveillance
CHADS2 Congestive (HF) Hypertension Age (75 or over) Diabetes Stroke 
CI Confidence Interval
CKD Chronic Kidney Disease
CMO Chief Medical Officer
CON Contraception
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPA Care Programme Approach
CPI Contractor Population Index
CQRS Calculating Quality Reporting Service
CQC Care Quality Commission
CRP C-Reactive Protein
CS Cervical Screening
CVD-PP 
CVD Primary Prevention
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D

DBP Diastolic Blood Pressure
DCCT Diabetes Control and Complications Trial
DH Department of Health
DEM Dementia
DEP Depression
DM Diabetes Mellitus
DNA Did Not Attend
DRS Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition
DXA Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry
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E

                                                                                                             
ED Erectile Dysfunction
e-Dec Electronic Declaration
EHC Emergency Hormone Contraception
EHIC European Health Insurance Card 
eGFR Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate
EOLC End of Life Care
EP Epilepsy
EPIC European Prospective Investigation into Cancer
EPS  Electronic Prescription Service 
ERJ European Respiratory Journal
ES Enhanced Service
ESR Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
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F

FBC Full Blood Count
FEV1 Forced Expiratory Volume in One Second
FVC Forced Vital Capacity
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G                                                                                                               
GFR Glomerular Filtration Rate
GMP
Good Medical Practice
GMS
General Medical Services
GOLD The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
GP  General Practitioner
GPC
General Practitioners Committee
GPPAQ GP Physical Activity Questionnaire
GPES General Practice Extraction Service
GPRD General Practice Research Database
GPSoC GP System of Choice
GPwSI GP with a Special Interest
GSF  Gold Standards Framework
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H 
HAD-D Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale Depression Sub-Scale 
HADS Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
HbA1c  Glycated Haemoglobin 
HBPM
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring 
HDA
Health Development Agency 
HF  Heart Failure 
HSCIC  Health and Social Care Information Centre 
HYP  Hypertension
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I
IFCC
International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
IUD  Intrauterine Device 
IUS   Intrauterine System 
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J
JBS
Joint British Societies 
JCVI  Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation 
JGPITC  Joint General Practitioners Information Technology Committee
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L 
LARC
Long Acting Reversible Contraception 
LD  Learning Disabilities 
LDL  Low Density Lipoprotein 
LMC  Local Medical Committee 
LVSD  Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction 
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M
MCM
Major Congenital Malformation
MDT Multidisciplinary team 
MH  Mental Health 
MI  Myocardial Infarction 
mmHg  Millimetres of Mercury 
mmol/l  Millimoles per Litre 
MR  Modified Release 
MRC  Medical Research Council 
MRI  Magnetic Resonance Imaging 
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N 
NAO  National Audit Office 
NEJM  New England Journal of Medicine 
NHANES  National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 
NHS  National Health Service 
NHS CB  NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England) 
NICE  National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence 
NPSA  National Patient Safety Agency 
NPV
Negative Predictive Value 
NRT  Nicotine Replacement Therapy 
NSAIDs  Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs 
NSF  National Service Framework 
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O
OB  Obesity 
OGTT  Oral Glucose Tolerance Test 
ONS  Office for National Statistics 
OST  Osteoporosis 
OTC  Over The Counter 
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P
PAD  Peripheral Arterial Disease 
PC  Palliative Care 
PCR  Protein:Creatinine Ratio 
PE  Patient Experience 
PEF  Peak Expiratory Flow 
PHQ-9  Nine Item Patient Health Questionnaire 
PCRJ  Primary Care Respiratory Journal 
PVD  Peripheral Vascular Disease 
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Q  
QMAS  Quality Management and Analysis System 
QOF  Quality and Outcomes Framework 
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R
RA  Rheumatoid Arthritis 
RCGP  Royal College of General Practitioners 
RCP  Royal College of Physicians 
RCN  Royal College of Nurses 
RCTs  Randomised Controlled Trials 
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S  
SCR  Supportive Care Register 
SFE Statement of Financial Entitlement
SIGN  Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network 
SMOK  Smoking 
SSRI  Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors 
STIA  Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack 
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T 
TIA  Transient Ischemic Attack 
TPCR Total Protein: Creatinine Ratio 
TSH  Thyroid Stimulating Hormone 
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U 
UK  United Kingdom 
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W  
WHO  World Health Organisation 
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