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Acronym Phrase
P&EOLC Palliative & End of Life Care
P&P Pensions and Payroll
P-MERIT Paramedic Medical Emergency Response Incident Teams
PA Personal Assistant
PA Physician Assistant
PA Programmed Activity
PAB Patient Advisory Board
PAB Professional Advisory Board
PAC Public Accounts Committee (House of Commons)
PACCO Organisation Providing Support for Mental Health/Drug Misuse
PACE Police and Criminal Evidence Act (1984)
PACS Picture Archiving and Communications System
PACS Primary and Acute Care System
PAD Peripheral Artery Disease
PAD Public Access Defibrillator
PAF Performance Assessment Framework
PAG Patient Advisory Group
PAH Princess Alexander Hospital
PAHT Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust
PALS Patient Advice and Liaison Service
PAM Patient Activation Measure
PAMMS Provider Assessment and Market Manager Solution
PANICOA Prevention of Abuse and Neglect in Institutional Care of Older Adults
PAP Private Ambulance Provider
PAPPI Positive Ageing Patient and Public Engagement
PAR Patient at Risk
PARI Positive Ageing Research Institute
PARP Poly-ADP Ribose Polymerase. Cancer treatment drug.
PAS Patient Administration System
PAS Private Ambulance Service
PASLU Patient Access Scheme Liaison Unit (NICE)
PASS Patient Advice and Support Service
PAT Pets as Therapy
PAU Paediatric Assessment Unit
PAU Patient Assessment Unit
PBC Practice-Based Commissioning
PBM Patient Blood Management
PbR Payment by Results
PBS Positive Behavioural Support
PC Palliative Care
PC After Food (Latin Post Cena)
PCA Paediatric and Congenital Arrhythmia
PCaW Public Concern at Work
PCBC Pre-Consultation Business Case
PCC Police and Crime Commissioner
PCC Primary Care Centre
PCEC Patient Client Experience Committee
PCF Patient/Participant Consent Form
PCFU Colorectal Cancer Patient Centred
PCFU Patient Centred Follow-Up
PCG Primary Care Group
PCI Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
PCIP Primary Care Investment Plan
PCIS Primary Care Information Service
PCN Paediatric Community Nurse
PCN Primary Care Network
PCO Primary Care Organisation
PCORI Patient-Centred Outcomes Research Institute
PCP Person Centred Plan
PCR Protein/Creatinine Ratio
PCRJ Primary Care Respiratory Journal
PCRMP Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme
PCRN Primary Care Research Network
PCS Paediatric Cancer Services
PCS Productive Community Services
PCT Primary Care Trust
PCTPS Primary Care Trust-Provided Services
PCV Pneumococcal Disease
PD&CN Physical Disability and Complex Needs
PDA Patient Decision Aid
PDAs Product Development Awards
PDC Public Dividend Capital
PDD Predicted Date of Discharge
PDG Programme Development Grant
PDP Personal Development Plan
PDS Personal Demographic Service
PDSA Plan Do Study Act Action Cycle
PDSD Prolonged Duress Stress Disorder or Post Traumatic Stress
PDU Problem Drug Use
PE Patient Experience
PE Pulmonary Embolism
PEAT Patient Environment Action Team
PEC Professional Executive Committee (of PCT)
PECTP Public and Community Involvement, Engagement and Participation
PEF Peak Expiratory Flow
PEF Practice Educator Facilitator
PEG Patient Experience and Engagement Group
PEP Personal Education Plan
PET Patient Experience Team
PET-CT Positron Emission Tomography-Computerised Tomography
PFCC Police, Fire and Crime Commissoner
PFI Private Finance Initiative
PGD Patient Group Direction
PGFAR Programme Grants For Applied Research
PGMC Post-Graduate Medical Centre
PGWBI Psychological General Wellbeing Index
PH Public Health
PHB Personal Health Budget
PHE Public Health England
PHO Public Health Observatory
PHOF Public Health Outcomes Framework
PHQ9 Nine Item Patient Health Questionnaire
PHR Personal Health Record
PHR Public Health Research
PHS Personal and Household Services
PHSO Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
PhwSI Pharmacist with Special Interest
PI Peripheral Iridotomy
PI&E Public Involvement and Engagement
PIAF Public Involvement Accountability Forum
PIAG Patient Information Advisory Group
PIC Paediatric Intensive Care
PICD Procurement, Investment and Commercial Division (DoH)
PICS Participant Identification Centres
PICU Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
PID Project Initiation Document
PID Person Identifiable Data
PIDA Public Interest Disclosure Act
PIFU Patient Initiated Follow-Up
PIG Policy Implementation Guide
PII Patient/ Person Identifiable Information
PIIAF Public Involvement Impact Assessment Framework
PIMHS Parent and Infant Mental Health Service
PIMHS Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Service
PIMS Pharmacy Information Management System
PIN Public Information Notice
PIP Personal Independence Payment
PIPEC Public Involvement and Patient Experience Committee
PIPOT Persons in Positions of Trust
PIR Provider Initial Report
PIRAD Prostate Imaging and Reporting Data System
PIRADS Prostate Imaging Reporting Data System
PIS Participant Information Sheet
PKD Polycystic Kidney Disease
PLA Peer Leadership Academy
PLACE Patient-Lead Assessments of the Care Environment
PLC Pigmented Lesion Clinic
PLC Public Limited Company
PLCV Procedures of Limited Clinical Value
PLIC Patient-Level Information and Costing
PLOST Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment
PLRH Patient Lead Research Hub
PLT Political Leadership Team
PLWD People Living With Dementia
PMB Post-Menopausal Bleeding
PMH Past Medical History
PMH Perinatal Mental Health
PMHL Paediatric Mental Health Liaison
PMHW Productive Mental Health Ward
PMI Private Medical Insurance
PMO Project Management Office
PMS Personal Medical Services (Surgery Who Provides Additional pecialized Services e.g. Mental Health Nurse/Doctor
PN Patient Navigator
PNA Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment
PND Postnatal Depression
PO Medication to be Taken Orally
POAC Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic
POC Program of Care
POCT Point of Care Testing
POD Patient’s Own Drugs
POET Personal Budgets Outcomes and Evaluation Tool
POHWER People of Hertfordshire Want Equal Rights
POM Prescription-Only Medicines
POP Plaster Of Paris
POPP Partnerships for Older People Project
PoSC Protection of Social Care
POSCU Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit
POSHH Partnership for Occupational Safety and Health in Healthcare
POVA Protection of Vulnerable Adults
PP Paramedic Practitioner
PPC Preferred Priorities of Care
PPC Pre-Payment Certificate (Prescription)
PPCI Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
PPE Patient and Public Engagement
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PPEI Patient and Public Engagement and Involvement
PPF Priorities and Planning Framework
PPG Patient Participation Group
PPI Patient and Public Involvement
PPIB Purchase Price Index and Benchmarking Tool
PPIC Private Patient Income Cap
PPIF Patient and Public Involvement Forum
PPM Planned Preventative Management
PPO Preferred Provider Organisation
PPP Public–Private Partnership
PPRS Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme
PPU Private Patient Units
PPV Patient and Public Voice
PPVe Patient and Public Voice Online Education System
PQASSO Practical Quality Assurance Standard for Small Organisation’s
PQQ Pre-Qualification Questionnaire
PQS Pharmacy Quality Scheme
PRA Patient Research Ambassador
PRB Pay Review Body
PRCC Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition
PREM Patient Reported Experience Measure
PREMS Patient Reported Experience Measure
PREVENT (duty) Prevent People from Being Drawn into Terrorism Under the CONTEST (Counter Terrorism Strategy)
PRF Patient Report Form
PRG Patient Reference Group
PRISM Primary Service for Mental Health
PRN “Pro Re Nata” (Medication) To Be Taken as Needed
PRO Patient Reported Outcome
PROM Patient-Reported Outcome Measure
PROMISE Proactive Management of Integrated Services
PROMS Patient Related Outcome measures
PRP Policy Research Programme
PRSB Professional Record Standards Body
PS British Psychological Society
PS Protected Services
PSA Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care
PSA Prostate Specific Antigen
PSA Public Service Agreement
PSAFH Patient Facing Staff Hours
PSC Patient Safety Collaborative
PSD Patient Specific Direction
PSED Public Sector Equality Duty
PSF Provider Sustainability Fund
PSFU Personalised Stratified Follow Up
PSFU Personalised. stratified Follow-Up
PSIMS Patient Safety Incident Management System
PSMU Patient Safety Measurement Unit
PSNC Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee
PSP Priority Setting Partnerships
PSS Personal Social Services
PSSRU Personal Social Services Research Unit
PSW Peer Support Group
PT Patient
PT Physiotherapy
PT Prothrombin Time
PTL Patient Tracking List
PTN Pulmonary Hypertension
PTP Procurement Transformation Programme
PTS Patient Transport Service
PTS Potential Years of Life Lost
PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTT Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time
PU Professional Update
PV Pharmacovigilance
PVD Peripheral Vascular Disease
PWP Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
PYLL Potential Years of Life Lost