Jargon Buster

The NHS is, like any other large organisation, full of its own acronyms, abbreviations and definitions. These can be difficult enough for those experienced in the service to stay up to date with, and even more difficult for those, like many governors, who come to the NHS with less experience. To make your life easier the FTGA has created two helpful jargon busters.


The FTGA Dictionary

Individual hospitals may have acronyms of their own, the lists aren’t totally exhaustive, but we trust you find them useful.

Have we missed out any acronyms, abbreviations or definitions? Let us know! Email your suggestions to governors@ftga.org.uk