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Acronyms used in Mental Health Services

Below are a number of ACRONYMS frequently used in

Mental Health Services - Taranaki

 

  • AA Alcoholics Anonymous
  • ACHBT Acute Home Based Treatment Team
  • A & D Alcohol and Drugs
  • ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • A&E Accident and Emergency
  • ACC Accident Compensation Corporation
  • ADT Admissions, Discharges and Transfers
  • ALAC Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand
  • ALOS Average Length of Stay
  • AoD Alcohol and/or Other Drug
  • APOC Acute Packages of Care
  • AT&R Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation
  • CAG Consumer Advisory Committee
  • CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • CAT Child Assessment Team
  • CD Clinical Director
  • CDEM Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan
  • CEO Chief Executive Officer
  • CMHN Community Mental Health Nurse
  • CMHT Community Mental Health Team
  • CNS Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • CQI Continuous Quality Improvement
  • CR Crisis Respite
  • CTA Clinical Training Agency
  • CTO Compulsory Treatment Order
  • CYPFS Children, Young Person and their Families Service
  • DAHMS Director of Area Mental Health Services
  • DHB District Health Board
  • DI District Inspector
  • DN District Nurse
  • DNA Did Not Attend
  • DSAC Disability Support Advisory Committee
  • DSP District Strategic Plan
  • DSS Disability Support Services
  • ECT Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • ED Emergency Department
  • EIS Early Intervention Service
  • EMT Executive Management Team
  • EN Enrolled Nurse
  • EOI Expressions of Interest
  • FAQs Frequently Asked Questions
  • F&P Funding and Planning
  • FTE Full Time Equivalent
  • GMS General Medical Subsidy
  • GP General Practitioner
  • H&S Health and Safety
  • HCA Health Care Assistant
  • HDC Heath Disability Commissioner
  • HDSS Health and Disability Sector Standards
  • HealthPAC Health Payments, Agreements and Compliance
  • HIPC Health Information Privacy Code
  • HNA Health Needs Assessment
  • HNZ Healthcare NZ
  • HNZ Housing New Zealand
  • HR Human Resources
  • HRC Health Research Council
  • HRC Human Rights Commission
  • HUGS Honest Unique Group Support - South Taranaki
  • ICO Integrated Care Organisation
  • ICP Integrated Clinical Pathway
  • ICU Intensive Care Unit
  • ID Intellectual Disability
  • IPA Independent Practitioners Association
  • IPC Intensive Psychiatric Unit
  • IQ Intelligence Quotient
  • IS Information Systems
  • IT Information Technology
  • IV Intravenous
  • KPI Key Performance Indicator
  • LAG Local Advisory Group
  • LMT Like Minds Taranaki
  • LOS Length of Stay
  • MAG Maori Advisory Group
  • MD Medical Director
  • MDO Maori Development Unit
  • MDT Multi Disciplinary Team
  • MEDLAB Medical Laboratory
  • Medsafe NZ Medicines and Medical Devices Authority
  • MHC Mental Health Commission
  • MH(CAT)Act Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment & Treatment Act 1992
  • MHF Mental Health Foundation
  • MHINC Mental Health Information National Commission
  • MHS Mental Health Services
  • MHS Mental Health and Addictions Services
  • MoH Ministry of Health
  • MOSS Medical Officer - Special Scale
  • MoU Memorandum of Understanding
  • MRC Medical Review Committee
  • MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • MSD Ministry of Social Development
  • NA Narcotics Anonymous
  • NASC Needs Assessment and Service Coordination
  • NETS Needle Exchange Taranaki Service
  • NGO Non Government Organisation
  • NHI National health Index
  • NPDC New Plymouth District Council
  • NPVS New Plymouth Volunteer Centre
  • NZDS New Zealand Disability Strategy
  • NZGG New Zealand Guidelines Group
  • NZHIS New Zealand Health Information Service
  • NZMA New Zealand Medical Association
  • NZNO New Zealand Nurses Organisation
  • NZPHD Act New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000
  • OIA Official Information Act
  • OOS Occupational Overuse Syndrome
  • OPC Office of the Privacy Commissioner
  • OPD Outpatient Department
  • OSH Occupational Safety and Health
  • OT Occupational Therapy
  • PATHS Providing Access to Health Solutions
  • PHARMAC Pharmaceutical Management Agency
  • PHC Primary Health Care
  • PHN Public Health Nurse
  • PHO Primary Health Organisation
  • PHU Public Health Unit
  • PIMS Patient Information Management System
  • PSA Peer Support and Advocacy
  • RANZCP Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • RFI Request for Information
  • RFP Request for Proposal
  • RMO Resident Medical Officer
  • RN Registered Nurse
  • SDC Stratford District Council
  • SES Specialist Education Services
  • SF Supporting Families In Mental Illness
  • SHO Senior House Officer
  • SMO Senior Medical officer
  • SMT Senior Management Team
  • SLA Service Level Agreement
  • SPINZ Suicide Prevention in New Zealand
  • SSC State Services Commission
  • SSNP Settlement Support NZ
  • STDC South Taranaki District Council
  • STI Sexually Transmitted Infection
  • SW Social Worker
  • SW Support Worker
  • TCAG Taranaki Consumer Advisory Group
  • TDHB Taranaki District Health Board
  • TDIC Taranaki Disability Information Centre
  • TOR Terms of Reference
  • TPC Taranaki Primary Connections
  • TPK Te Puni Kokiri
  • TWPK Te Whare Punanga Korero Trust
  • TPW Te Puna Waiora
  • TRP Te Rau Pani
  • TWP Te Whare Puawai
  • W&I Work and Income
  • WEKA What Everybody Keeps Asking
  • WHO World Health Organisation
  • WITT Western Institute of Technology - Taranaki
  • WRAP Wellness Recovery Action Plan

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