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E

  • E&D

    equality and diversity

  • EAU

    emergency assessment unit

  • EBCD

    experience-based co-design

  • EBH

    evidence-based healthcare

  • EBITDA

    earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation

  • EBM

    evidence-based medicine

  • EBS

    emergency bed service

  • ECA

    emergency care assistant

  • ECAP

    Emergency Care Action Plan

  • ECCT

    extended community care team (NHS Scotland)

  • ECHR

    European Convention on Human Rights

  • ECIP

    Emergency Care Improvement Programme

  • ECIST

    Emergency Care Intensive Support Team

  • ECJ

    European Court of Justice

  • ECN

    extended choice network

  • ECSW

    Emergency Care Support Worker

  • ECT

    enhanced care teams

  • ED

    emergency department

  • EDC

    emergency dispatch centre

  • EDC

    (NHS) Equality and Diversity Council

  • EDD

    estimated date of discharge

  • EDS

    (NHS) Equality Delivery System

  • EFL

    external financing limit

  • e-GIF

    (electronic) Government Interoperability Framework

  • EHC

    emergency hormonal contraception

  • EHIC

    European health insurance card

  • EHPF

    European Health Policy Forum

  • EHR

    electronic health record

  • EHRG

    equality and human rights group (Department of Health)

  • EI

    early intervention

  • EIA

    equality impact assessment

  • EIP

    early intervention in psychosis

  • e-KSF

    (electronic) Knowledge and Skills Framework

  • EM

    emergency medicine

  • ENDPB

    executive non-departmental public body

  • ENT

    ear, nose and throat

  • EO

    employers’ organisation

  • EOC

    emergency operation centre

  • EOF

    Education Outcomes Framework

  • EOLC

    End of Life Care

  • EPaCCS

    electronic palliative care coordination systems

  • EPP

    Expert Patient Programme

  • EPR

    electronic patient record

  • EPRR

    emergency preparedness, resilience and response

  • EPS

    electronic prescription service

  • ERDB

    England Revalidation Delivery Board

  • ERIC

    Estates Return Information Collection

  • ERMA

    emergency response management arrangements

  • ESD

    early supported discharge

  • ESIF

    European Structural and Investment Fund

  • ESR

    electronic staff record

  • ETP

    electronic transmission of prescriptions

  • ETS

    emissions trading scheme (EU)

  • EWTD

    European working-time directive

  • EYFS

    early years foundation stage

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For patients with rare diseases, clinical collaboration at EU level is vital | Professor Jill Clayton-Smith

20 / 10 / 2017 Midnight

As a clinical geneticist, Jill works closely with colleagues across the EU on the diagnosis, management and treatment of rare diseases. Jill’s anxious that leaving the EU could jeopardises these links, which are not only useful for clinicians and researchers, but vital for patients.

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