Acronym Buster


  • BAA

    British Academy of Audiology

  • BAAS

    Burden Advice and Assessment Service

  • BADS

    British Association of Day Surgery

  • BAF

    Board Assurance Framework


    British Anaesthetic and Respiratory Equipment Manufacturers' Association


    British Association for Immediate Care

  • BCF

    Better Care Fund

  • BCP

    business continuity plan

  • BDA

    British Dental Association

  • BIA

    business impact analysis

  • BIS

    (Department for) Business, Innovation and Skills

  • BLS

    basic life support

  • BLS

    basic life support

  • BMA

    British Medical Association

  • BME

    black and minority ethnic

  • BNF

    British National Formulary

  • BPS

    British Psychological Society

  • BPT

    best practice tariff

  • BRC

    biomedical research centre


    Better Regulation of Medicines Initiative

  • BRU

    biomedical research unit

  • BSA

    British Society of Audiology

  • BTBC

    Better Training Better Care (programme)

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How holding down multiple roles has given me an insight into the real issues with NHS buying | Fiona Burton

24 / 7 / 2017 12.51am

Fiona Burton works as a nurse in the NHS and the private sector, and is a consultant in the commercial world for a company that helps the NHS to improve procurement. Here, Fiona shares her insight into why there is a role for clinicians in the buying process.

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