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Acronym Phrase
D&A Drugs and Alcohol
D&V Diarrhoea and Vomiting
D-BIT Divisionally Based Intervention Team
DAA Dementia Action Alliance
DAA Disability Awareness in Action
DALLAS Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles At Scale
DAMA Discharge Against Medical Advice
DAQ Digital Assessment Questionnaire
DARE Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
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
DBP Diastolic Blood Pressure
DBS Disclosure and Barring Service
DBSs Directly Bookable Services
DBT Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
DCCT Diabetes Control and Complications Trial
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
DCRS Data Collection and Reporting Service
DCRS Death Certification Review Service
DCS Director of Children's Services
DDA Disability Discrimination Act
DDA Dispensing Doctors Association
DDRB Doctors and Dentists (Pay) Review Body
DEA Disability Employment Advisor
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
DES Directed Enhanced Services
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
DGH District General Hospital
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
DIPEx Database of Individual Patient Experiences
DISS Dementia Intensive Support Service
DIT Department for International Trade
DLA Disability Living Allowance
DM Diabetes Mellitus
DM&D Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
DMB Departmental Management Board (Department of Health)
DMC Data Monitoring Committee
DME Department for Medicine for the Elderly (Addenbrookes)
DMIP Disease Management Improvement Partnership
DMS Defence Medical Services
DMS Discharge Medicines Service
DMT Specialised Dermatology
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
DoB Date of Birth
DoH Department of Health
DOIA Dead On Arrival
DoLS Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
DoS 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 Implicit Assent
DPIA Data Protection Impact Assessment
DPR Data Protection Registrar
DPSS Direct Payment Support Service
DQ Data Quality
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
DRS Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
DRSABC Danger, Response, Shout, Airways, Breathing, Cardiac Support
DRT Demand Responsive Travel
DS Discharge Summary
DSCRO Data Service for Commissioners
DSE Display Screen Equipment
DSfC Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office
DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
DSO Departmental Strategic Objective
DsPH Directors of Public Health
DSR Directly Age Standardised Rate
DSSA Delivering Same-Sex Accommodation
DST Decision Support Tool
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
DTOC Delayed Transfer of Care
DTT Decision to Treat
DV Domestic Violence
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