Acronym Buster

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

M

MAC

Migration Advisory Committee

MADEL

medical and dental education levy

MANE

Morning After Next Evening

MAR

monthly activity return

MARS

Medical Appraisaland Revalidation System (Wales)

MASH

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

MAU

medical assessment unit

MBC

Metropolitan Borough Council

MBRRACE

Maternal and Babies-Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries

MCA

Mental Capacity Act

MCN

managed clinical network

MCO

managed care organisation

MCP

multi-specialty community provider

MCR

Marginal Cost Rebate

MDA

medical device alert

MDHU

Ministry of Defence hospital unit

MDT

multi-disciplinary team

MEE

Medical Education England

MEOWS

Modified Early Obstetric Warning System

MERIT

medical emergency response incident teams

METHANE

(Mnemonic) Major incident standby/declared Exact location Type of incident

MFF

market forces factor

MFFD

Medically Fit For Discharge

MHAL

Mental Health Access Line (LSCFT)

MHCT

mental health clustering tool

MHLD

Mental Health of /and Learning Disability

MHLDDS

Mental Health and Learning Disability Data Set

MHLT

Mental Health Liaison Team

MHMDS

mental health minimum dataset

MHN

Mental Health Network

MHRA

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

MHRT

mental health review tribunal

MI

Myocardial Infarction

MIP

Managers in Partnership

MIU

minor injuries unit

MLA

Member of the Legislative Assembly (Northern Ireland)

MLB

Microlaryngoscopy and Bronchoscopy

MLCSU

Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

MLU

midwife-led unit

MMC

Modernising Medical Careers

MMH

maternal mental health

MMHA

Maternal Mental Health Alliance

MMR

measles

MOFD

Medically optimised for discharge

MoJ

Ministry of Justice

MPET

multi-professional education and training

MPIG

minimum practice income guarantee

MQI

measuring for quality improvement

MR

modified release

MRC

Medical Research Council

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

MRSA

methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

MSA

Mixed Sex Accomodation

MSC

modernising scientific careers

MSFD

Medically Safe For Discharge

MSK

musculoskeletal

MSP

Member of the Scottish Parliament

MST

multi-systemic therapy

MTA

Material Transfer Agreement

MTC

major trauma centre

MTS

(NHS) management training scheme

MUR

medicines use review

MUS

medically unexplained symptoms

MWIA

mental well-being impact assessment