Jargon Buster and Annoying Acronyms!

ACSAdult Care Services
ADAdvanced Directive
AOBAny Other Business
AOTAssertive Outreach Team
APAction Plan
APAdult Protection
APAdvanced Practitioner
ASMArea Service Manager
ASWApproved Social Worker
BHSHABeds & Herts Strategic Health Authority
BMABritish Medical Association
BMEBlack and Ethnic Minority
CAClinical Audit
CABCitizens Advice Bureau
CAMHSChildren and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CATTCrisis Assessment and Treament Team
CBTCognitive Behaviour Therapy
CCOCommunity Care Officer
CDATCommunity Drug & Alcohol Team
CEClinical Effectiveness
CGClinical Goverance
CHICommission for Health Improvement
CMHTCommunity Mental Health Team
CPCare Plan
CPACare Programme Approach
CPDContinuing Professional Development
CPNCommunity Psychiatric Nurse
CRECommission for Racial Equality
CSTCommunity Support Team
CSWCarer's Support Worker
CTOCompulsory Treatment Order
CTTCommunity Treatment Team
CVSCouncil for Voluntary Services
DDDual Diagnosis
DDADisability Discrimination Act
DDSDepartment of Social Security
DEADisability Employment Advisor
DHADistrict Health Authority
DLADisability Living Allowance
DNADid Not Attend
DoHDepartment of Health
DRCDisability Rights Commission
DWPDepartment of Works and Pensions
eCPAElectronic Care Programme Approach
ECTElectro Convulsive Therapy
EIPEarly Intervention in Psychosis
EMIElderly Mentally Ill
EOEqual Opportunities
EPRElectonic Patient Record
GMCGeneral Medical Council
GPGeneral Practioner
GSSCGeneral Social Care Council
H&SHealth & Safety
HHISHertfordshire Health Informatics Service
HNAHealth Needs Assessment
HPHealth Promotion
HPTHertfordshire Parnership Trust
HRHuman Resources
HRDSUHertfordshire Research & Development Support Unit
IAHSPInstitute of Applied Health & Social Policy
ITInformation Technology
IWLImproving Working Lives
IYMHInvesting in Your Mental Health
JCPBJoint Commissioning Partnership Board
JCTJoint Commissioning Team
LDLearning Disability
LDPLocal Delivery Plan
LITLocal Implementation Team
MDTMulti-disciplinary Teams
MHMental Health
MHAMental Health Act
MHSOPMental Health Services for Older People
MHSWMental Health Support Worker
NICENational Institute for Clinical Excellence
NIMHENational Institute for Mental Health in England
NSFNational Service Framework
NVQNational Vocational Qualification
OAT'sOut of Area Treatments
OCDObsessive Compulsive Disorder
OTOccupational Therapy / Therapist
PACEPractice Audit & Clinical Effectiveness
PALSPatient Advice & Liaison Service
PCTPrimary Care Trust
PDPersonality Disorder
PDPPersonal Development Plan
PEATPatient Environment Action Team
PGPractice Governance
PICUPsychiatric Intensive Care Unit
PoHWERPeople of Herts Want Equal Rights
PPIPatient & Public Involvement
PTSDPost Traumatic Stress Disorder
RGNRegistered General Nurse
RSWRegistered Social Worker
SADSeasonal Affective Disorder
SCGStrategic Co-ordinating Group
SEMISevere & Enduring Mental Illness
SHAStrategic Health Authority
SHOSenior House Officer
SLAService Level Agreement
SOSupport Officer
SWSupport Worker
T&DTraining & Development
UHUniversity of Hertfordshire
WDFWorkforce Development Forum
WHOWorld Health Organisation

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