Acronym Buster


  • R&D

    research and development

  • RAB

    resource accounting and budgeting

  • RAG

    red amber green assessment rating

  • RAID

    rapid assessment, interface and discharge

  • RAT

    rapid assessment and treatment

  • RC

    reference cost

  • RCA

    root cause analysis

  • RCD

    research capacity development

  • RCGP

    Royal College of General Practitioners

  • RCM

    Royal College of Midwives

  • RCN

    Royal College of Nursing

  • RCoA

    Royal College of Anaesthetists

  • RCP

    Royal College of Physicians

  • RCPE

    Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

  • RCS

    Royal College of Surgeons

  • RCSE

    Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


    Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

  • RCT

    randomised controlled trial

  • RD

    registered dietitian

  • RDAG

    Rare Diseases Advisory Group

  • REF

    research and excellence framework

  • RFID

    radio frequency identfication

  • RGH

    rural general hospital (NHS Scotland)

  • RIS

    radiology information system

  • RMN

    Registered Mental Health Nurse

  • RN

    registered nurse

  • RO

    responsible officer

  • RoCR

    Review of Central Returns

  • ROCR

    Review of Central Returns

  • RPA

    Radiation Protection Adviser Service

  • RPS

    Royal Pharmaceutical Society

  • RRG

    Rapid Reference Group

  • RRR

    Rapid Responsive Review

  • RRR

    recovery, rehabilitation and reablement (model)

  • RST

    (NHS) Revalidation Support Team

  • RTA

    road traffic accident

  • RTT

    referral to treatment

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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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