Acronym Buster

Our handy acronym buster has over a thousand commonly used healthcare abbreviations for you to access when you need them.

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CAP

community acquired pneumonia

CAPD

continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

CAS

central alerting system

CAU

child and adolescent unit

CCIO

chief clinical information officer

CDC

community diagnostic centre

CDMI

Clinical Digital Maturity Index

CESR

Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Training (GMC)

CET

clinical evaluation team

CHIT

care home intervention team

CITNS

children's integrated therapy nursing services

CLS

community living skills

CNF

case note file

CNST

clinical negligence scheme for trusts

CRB

Criminal Records Bureau/clinical reference board/community rehab bed

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