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Acronym Phrase
F2F Face to Face contact rather than electronic communication
FAB Frailty Assessment Base
FAC Fractional Area Change
FACA Fair Access to Care Services
FACE Families Acting for Change in Essex
FACS Fair Access to Care Service
FACT Focus on Alternative and Complimentary Therapies
FACT Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapies
FACT G Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy -General
FAE Finished Admission Episode
FANS Family and Neighbourhood Study
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FAS Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
FAST Face, Arms, Speech Test
FAU Frailty Assessment Unit
FB Foreign Body
FBC Full Blood Count
FBC Full Business Case
FCE Finished Consultant Episode
FCN Free Choice Network
FCP First Contact Practitioners
FCSS Family Carer Support Service
FDA Food and Drug Administration. The Competent Authority in the United States, giving authorisation to conduct clinical trials and issuing marketing licences
FDS Faster Diagnosis Standard
FDT First Definitive Treatment
FENO Fractional Expired Nitric Oxide (for Asthma testing)
FESC Framework for Procuring External Support for Commissioners
FEV1 Forced Expiratory Volume in One Second
FFPE Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded
FFT Friends and Family Test
FGCW Feeling Good & Caring Well
FGM Female Genital Mutilation
FH Family History
FH Familial Hypercholesterolemia. Genetic disorder which results in high blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol)
FHC Funded Health Care
FHS Family Health Services
FIHR Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources
FIMS Financial Information Management System
FIT Faecal Immunochemical Test
FIXVAC BioNTech platform for systemic generic Cancer Vaccine
FLT Family Liaison Team
FM Forced Marriage
FMCH Fetal, Maternal and Child Health
FMP Financial Management Programme
FMU Forced Marriage Unit
FNA Fine Needle Aspiration
FNAC Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology
FNC Funded Nursing Care
FNE Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
FNP Family Nurse Partnership
FNP Family Nurse Practitioner
FOBT Faecal Occult Blood Test
FOI Freedom of Information
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FOM Future Operating Model
FP Fellowships Programme
FPA Faculty of Physician Associates
FPAC Finance and Performance Assurance Committee
FPNC Free Personal and Nursing Care
FPPR Fit and Proper Persons Requirement for Directors
FRA Fire Risk Assessment
FRCA Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
FRCGP Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners
FRCO Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
FRCOG Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
FRCP Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
FRCS Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
FREED First Episode and Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders
FREM Financial Reporting Manual
FRF Financial Recovery Fund
FRP Financial Recovery Plan
FRR Financial Risk Rating
FRS First Response Service
FSA Food Standards Agency
FSRR Financial and Sustainability Risk Rating
FT Foundation Trust
FTD First Definitive Treatment
FTE Full Time Employees
FTE Full Time Equivalent
FTFF Foundation Trust Financing Facility
FTGA Financial Trust Governor’s Association
FTGA Foundation Trust Governors' Association
FTN Foundation Trust Network
FTO Freedom To Operate
FTSU Freedom to Speak Up
FU Follow-Up
FVC Forced Vital Capacity
FWB Full Weight Bearing
FY Foundation Year
FY1, 2, 3 Foundation Doctor
FYE For Year Ending
FYFV Five Year Forward View