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Acronym Phrase
D&A Drugs and Alcohol
D&SF Dengie and South Woodham Ferrers
D&V Diarrhoea and Vomiting
D-BIT Divisionally Based Intervention Team
D2A Discharge to Assess model
DAA Dementia Action Alliance
DAA Disability Awareness in Action
DAC Diagnostic and Assessment Centre
DALLAS Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles At Scale
DAMA Discharge Against Medical Advice
DAPB National Data Alliance Partnership Board
DAQ Digital Assessment Questionnaire
DAR Dementia Assessment and Referral
DARE Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
DARS Data Access Request Service
DART Digitally Assembled Referral Toolkit
DASH Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honour Based Violence Risk Identification, Assessment and Management
DASM Designated Adult Safeguarding Manager
DASV Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence
DAT Drug Action Team
DAT Drug and Alcohol Team
Datar Cancer Genetics
DBP Diastolic Blood Pressure
DBS Disclosure and Barring Service
DBSs Directly Bookable Services
DBT Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
DCC Direct Clinical Care
DCCT Diabetes Control and Complications Trial
DCG Datar Cancer Genetics
DCH Doctor of Surgery
DCIA Deep Circumflex Iliac Artery Flap
DCIS Ductal Cancer In-Situ
DCMS Department for Culture, Media and Sport
DCO Designated Clinical Officer
DCO Discharge Coordinator
DCP Division of Clinical Psychology
DCPC Designated Child Protection Coordinator
DCR Detailed Care Record
DCRS Data Collection and Reporting Service
DCRS Death Certification Review Service
DCS Director of Children's Services
DCU Day Case Unit
DDA Disability Discrimination Act
DDA Dispensing Doctors Association
DDC Digital Diagnostics Capability
DDC Direct Digital Control
DDH Developmental Dysplasia of Hip
DDR DNA Damage Repair
DDRB Doctors and Dentists (Pay) Review Body
DEA Disability Employment Advisor
DEAG Disability Equality Action Group
DEC Diagnostic Evidence Cooperatives
DECC Department of Energy and Climate Change
DEFRA Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DEL Departmental Expenditure Limit
DEM Dementia
DEN Disabled Essex Network
DeNDRoN Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network
DEO Digital Engagement Officer
DEP Depression
DERM Deep Ensemble for Recognition of Malignancy
DES Directed Enhanced Services
DEXA Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry
DFC Dementia Friendly Community
DfE Department for Education
DFEoL Dementia, Frailty, End of Life
DFFP Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning
DFG Disabled Facilities Grant
DFP Department of Finance and Personnel
DFSRH Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual Reproductive Care
DfT Department for Transport
DFT Distance from Target
DGG Directorate Governance Group
DGH District General Hospital
DGS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley
DH Drug History
DH or DoH Department of Health
DHR Domestic Homicide Review
DHS Depression-Happiness Scale
DHSC Department of Health and Social Care
DHSS Department for Health and Social Services
DHSSPS Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
DIA Digital Innovation Hub
DIB Difficulty in Breathing
DID Diagnostic Imaging Department
DID Diagnostic Imaging Dataset
DIHC Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust Team
DIL Daughter-n-Law
DIPC Director of Infection Prevention and Control
DIPEx Database of Individual Patient Experiences
DIPU Diagnostic and Inpatient Unit
DISCO Designing Services for Older People
DISN Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse
DISS Dementia Intensive Support Service
DIT Department for International Trade
DLA Disability Living Allowance
DLT Dose Limiting Toxicity
DM Diabetes Mellitus
DM Divisional Manager
DM&D Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
DM01 Diagnostics Waiting Times & Activity
DMB Departmental Management Board (Department of Health)
DMC Data Monitoring Committee
DME Department for Medicine for the Elderly (Addenbrookes)
DMIP Disease Management Improvement Partnership
dMMR Mismatch Repair Deficient Tumour
DMP Data Management Plan
DMS Defence Medical Services
DMS Discharge Medical System
DMT Disease Modifying Therapy
DN District Nurse
DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid
DNA Did Not Attend
DNACPR Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
DNAR Do Not Attempt Resuscitation
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
DNS District Nursing Service
DOA Dead On Arrival
DOAC Direct Oral Anticoagulants
DoB Date of Birth
DoC Duty of Care
DoF Director of Finance
DoH Department of Health
DoLS Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
DOMS Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness
DoN Director of Nursing
DoO Director of Operations
DoS Provider Directory of Services
DPA Data Protection Act
DPC Dementia Prevalence Calculator
DPH Director of Public Health
DPHHP Department for Public Health and Health Professions
DPIA Data Protection Impact Assessment
DPIA Data Protection Implicit Assent
DPR Data Protection Registrar
DPSS Direct Payment Support Service
DPST Data Protection and Security Tool
DPYD Dihydro Pyrimide Dehydrogenase (gene)
DQ Data Quality
Dr Doctor
DR Disaster Recovery
DRA Dynamic Risk Assessment
DRCOG Diploma of Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
DRE Delivering Race Equality
DRE Digital Rectal Examination
DRF Doctoral Research Fellowships
DRG Diagnosis-Related Group
DRN Deanery Reference Number
DRS Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
DRSABC Danger, Response, Shout, Airways, Breathing, Cardiac Support
DRSS Diabetes Retinopathy Screening Service
DRT Demand Responsive Travel
DS Discharge Summary
DSA Data Sharing Agreement
DSCN Data Set Change Notice
DSCRO Data Service for Commissioners Regional Offices
DSE Display Screen Equipment
DSL Designated Safegaurding Lead
DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
DSN Diabetes Specialist Nurse
DSO Departmental Strategic Objective
DsPH Directors of Public Health
DSR Directly Age Standardised Rate
DSSA Delivering Same-Sex Accommodation
DST Decision Support Tool
DSTS Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills
DSU Day Surgery Unit
DSUR Development Safety Update Report
DTAC Digital Technology Assessment Criteria
DtaP/IPV/Hib Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio and Haemophilus Influenza Type b
DTC Diagnosis and Treatment Centre
DTC Department of Health and Social Care
DTOC Delayed Transfer of Care
DTS Director of Transformation and Strategy
DTT Decision to Treat
DV Domestic Violence
DVH Darent Valley Hospital
DVPO Domestic Violence Protection Order
DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
DWP Department for Work and Pensions
DX Diagnosis
DXA Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry to measure bone density