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Resources => How to use the Message Board => Topic started by: Otter on 28 Jan 2012 06:18PM

Title: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: Otter on 28 Jan 2012 06:18PM
sometimes it can just be flipping difficult to understand what people want advice on - can we have a list somewhere
Title: Re: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: Sofie on 28 Jan 2012 07:01PM
Yes please do. I was going to make a list; but kept forgetting.
Title: Re: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 29 Jan 2012 01:19PM
A list was posted in the early days on the Aimoo site and it is likely that I moved it here, but unfortunately I can't find it right now.
Title: Re: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: DarthVector on 29 Jan 2012 09:40PM
This one?

http://ouchtoo.org/index.php?topic=83.0
Title: Re: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: Sofie on 29 Jan 2012 10:00PM
Thanks Darth!
Title: Re: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: pennycillin on 31 Jan 2012 11:51AM
DLA - disability living allowance
The components are:
LRC - low rate care
MRC - mid rate care
HRC - high rate care
LRM - low rate mobility
HRM - high rate mobility
GL24 - form used to appeal benefit decisions
CA - Carers allowance
ESA - employment support allowance
WRAG - work related activity group
SG - support group
ESA (IB) - employment support allowance income based
ESA (CB) - employment support allowance contributions based
JSA - job seekers allowance
JSA (IB) - job seekers allowance income based
JSA (CB) - job seekers allowance contributions based
DP - disability premium
SDP - severe disability premium
EDP - enhanced disability premium
IB - incapacity benefit
IS - income support
SVI - severely sight impaired (blind)
VI - visually impaired
SI - sight impaired
SI and VI can sometimes mean the same thing. However, NHS
(National Health Service) state that someone who is visually impaired
has an eye condition that can't be corrected by glasses.
DDA - disability discrimination act
EA - equalities act
ECHR - European convention of human rights
SEN - special educational needs
HMRC - her majesty revenue and customs
CTC - child tax credits
WTC - working tax credits
DMG - decision makers guide. Guidelines on what medical conditions may cause what care and /or mobility and other decision related things.
HB - Housing benefit
LHA - local housing allowance (replaced HB in April 2008)
ESA50 - form claimant needs to fill in prior to ESA medical
IB50 form claimant needs to fill in prior to IB medical
WCA - work capability assessment. ESA assessment
PCA - personal capability assessment. IB assessment
FOI - freedom of information
DWP - department of work and pensions
RNIB - Royal National Institute of Blind
RNID - Royal National Institute of Deaf
NBCS - National Blind Childrens' Society
TS - Tourettes Syndrome
ASD - autism spectrum disorder
O(N)A - optic (nerve) atrophy
PA - personal assistant
SMI - severe mental impairment
MH - mental health
PH - physical health
IMO - In my oppionion
IMHO - In my humble opinion
ttyl - Talk to you later
IME - in my experience
MTE - my thoughts exactly
LOL - laugh out loud / lots of laughs
CT / CAT - as in "CT scan" or "CAT scan"
MRI - as in "MRI scan"
CT - Council Tax
CTB - Council Tax Benefit
ATW - Access to Work
ILF - Independent Living Fund
HA - hearing aid
CAB - Citizens Advice Bureau
DPA - Data Protection Act
DPs - Direct Payments
SS - social services
MG - Myasthenia Gravis
AA - Automobile Association
RAC - Royal Automobile Club
PD - personality disorder

WRB welfare reform bill
PIP personal indepednace payment
Title: Re: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: hossylass on 31 Jan 2012 01:15PM
A - Z

AA - Attendance allowance, payable if the applicant is over retirement age at application
AA - Automobile Association
ASD - autism spectrum disorder
ATW - Access to Work
CA - Carers allowance
CAB - Citizens Advice Bureau
CFS - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CT - Council Tax
CT / CAT - as in "CT scan" or "CAT scan"
CTB - Council Tax Benefit
CTC - child tax credits
DDA - disability discrimination act
DLA - disability living allowance
DM - decision Maker
DMG - decision makers guide. Guidelines on what medical conditions may cause what care and /or mobility and other decision related things.
DP - disability premium
DPA - Data Protection Act
DPs - Direct Payments
DWP - department of work and pensions
EA - equalities act
ECHR - European convention of human rights
EDP - enhanced disability premium
EDS - Ehlers Danlos syndrome
ESA - employment support allowance
ESA (CB) - employment support allowance contributions based
ESA (IB) - employment support allowance income based
ESA50 - form claimant needs to fill in prior to ESA medical
FMS - Fibromyalgia syndrome
FOI - freedom of information
GL24 - form used to appeal benefit decisions
HA - hearing aid
HB - Housing benefit
HMRC - her majesty revenue and customs
HMS - Hypermobility syndrome
HRC - high rate care
HRM - high rate mobility
IB - incapacity benefit
IB50 form claimant needs to fill in prior to IB medical
ILF - Independent Living Fund
IME - in my experience
IMHO - In my humble opinion
IMO - In my oppionion
IS - income support
JSA - job seekers allowance
JSA (CB) - job seekers allowance contributions based
JSA (IB) - job seekers allowance income based
LHA - local housing allowance (replaced HB in April 2008)
LOL - laugh out loud / lots of laughs
LRC - low rate care
LRM - low rate mobility
MD - Muscular Distrophy
ME - Myalgic encephalomyelitis
MG - Myasthenia Gravis
MH - mental health
MND - Motor Nerone Disease
MRC - mid rate care
MRI - as in "MRI scan"
MS - multiple sclerosis
MTE - my thoughts exactly
NBCS - National Blind Childrens' Society
O(N)A - optic (nerve) atrophy
PA - personal assistant
PCA - personal capability assessment. IB assessment
PD - personality disorder
PH - physical health
PIP personal indepedance payment
RAC - Royal Automobile Club
RNIB - Royal National Institute of Blind
RNID - Royal National Institute of Deaf
SDP - severe disability premium
SEN - special educational needs
SG - support group
SI - sight impaired
SI and VI can sometimes mean the same thing. However, NHS (National Health Service) state that someone who is visually impaired has an eye condition that can't be corrected by glasses.
SMI - severe mental impairment
SS - social services
SVI - severely sight impaired (blind)
TS - Tourettes Syndrome
ttyl - Talk to you later
VI - visually impaired
WCA - work capability assessment. ESA assessment
WRAG - work related activity group
WRB welfare reform bill
WTC - working tax credits

Title: Re: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: seegee on 31 Jan 2012 06:26PM
RA - rheumatoid arthritis
PsA - psoriatic arthritis
IBS/ IBD - irritable bowel syndrome/ irritable bowel disease
LD - learning difficulty
SLD - specific learning difficulty
OI - osteogenesis imperfecta
Title: Re: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 01 Feb 2012 11:05AM
Darth yes that is the one, I am glad you found it  :-)

It is good to see more abbreviations have been added too.

I am going to move this thread to Disability Q and A.

Title: Re: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: Sofie on 01 Feb 2012 01:15PM
NINO - National Insurance Number
NI - National Insurance
NICs - National Insurance Contributions
CPN - Community Psychiatric Nurse
Title: Re: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 02 Feb 2012 09:05PM
CMHT - Community Mental Health Team
PN - Pudendal Neuralgia
PNE - Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
Title: Re: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: Otter on 02 Feb 2012 11:01PM
everyone big thanks >bighugs<

and much thanks to Sunshinemeadows for moving the thread here >thumbsup<
Title: Re: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: seegee on 03 Feb 2012 10:54AM
some professionals commonly met -
GP - General Practitioner (a doctor who knows a bit about a lot of things...)
RMN - Registered Mental Nurse (honestly, that is a psych nurse's genuine title - I used to be registered mental!)
RGN - Registered General Nurse
RM - Registered Midwife
SW -  Social Worker
ASW - Approved Social Worker (part of a mental health team)
SS - Social Services
OT - Occupational Therapist
Title: Re: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: Sofie on 03 Feb 2012 11:01AM
PCT - Primary Care Trust
Title: Re: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: bulekingfisher on 22 Sep 2013 12:13PM
 >bighugs< >bighugs< >bighugs<

 to everyone for the explation's you have calmed me down all those letter's are very confussing
Title: Re: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 19 Oct 2013 05:17AM
COPD - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Title: Re: abbreviations- can I start a list
Post by: seegee on 19 Oct 2013 11:07AM
COPD - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Oh yes - along with...

COAD - chronic obstructive airways disease