191 abbreviations
Abbreviation Meaning
GDC General Dental Council (UK)
GMC General Medical Council (UK)
GMS General medical services medical services provided by GPs (UK)
GPhC General Pharmaceutical Council (UK)
HC Health Canada
HEMS Helicopter Emergency Medical Service
HSE Health Service Executive (Ireland)
IAMMS Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences
IASP International Association for the Study of Pain
IBCLC International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
IFMSA International Federation of Medical Students' Associations
IMD Institution for Mental Disease
IMF Irish Medicines Formulary
IMO Irish Medical Organisation
INHS Inland Northwest Health Services
JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association
JAOA Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
JC Joint Commission, previously JCAHO
LA Laboratory aide or assistant
LMSSA Licentiate in Medicine and Surgery of the Society of Apothecaries
LMT Licensed massage therapist
LSA Licensed surgical assistant
LVN Licensed vocational nurse – see licensed practical nurse
MASH Mobile army surgical hospital (US)
MLA Medical laboratory assistant
MLT Medical laboratory technician
MP Medical psychologist
MRCP Membership of the Royal College of Physicians
MRT Medical radiation technologist
MT Medical technologist
NA Narcotics Anonymous
NAACLS National accrediting agency for clinical laboratory science
NCA National credentialing agency for laboratory personnel
NCTMB Nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork
NEJM New England Journal of Medicine
NHC Nephrology Hypertension Clinic, P.C
NHS National Health Service
NICE National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
NKC Northwest Kidney Centers
NKF National Kidney Foundation
NPS National Prescribing Service (Australia)
NPSA National Pharmaceutical Services Association
NYHA New York Heart Association
ONG Orthodontic National Group
OTA Orthodontic Technicians Association
PA Physician assistant or pathologist assistant
PCT Primary Care Trust (UK)
PGNZ Pharmaceutical Guild Of New Zealand
PHARM Pharmaceutical Health and Rational Use of Medicines (Australia)
Pharm.D Doctor of Pharmacy