191 abbreviations
AbbreviationMeaning
GDCGeneral Dental Council (UK)
GMCGeneral Medical Council (UK)
GMSGeneral medical services medical services provided by GPs (UK)
GPhCGeneral Pharmaceutical Council (UK)
HCHealth Canada
HEMSHelicopter Emergency Medical Service
HSEHealth Service Executive (Ireland)
IAMMSIbn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences
IASPInternational Association for the Study of Pain
IBCLCInternational Board Certified Lactation Consultant
IFMSAInternational Federation of Medical Students' Associations
IMDInstitution for Mental Disease
IMFIrish Medicines Formulary
IMOIrish Medical Organisation
INHSInland Northwest Health Services
JAMAJournal of the American Medical Association
JAOAJournal of the American Osteopathic Association
JCJoint Commission, previously JCAHO
LALaboratory aide or assistant
LMSSALicentiate in Medicine and Surgery of the Society of Apothecaries
LMTLicensed massage therapist
LSALicensed surgical assistant
LVNLicensed vocational nurse – see licensed practical nurse
MASHMobile army surgical hospital (US)
MLAMedical laboratory assistant
MLTMedical laboratory technician
MPMedical psychologist
MRCPMembership of the Royal College of Physicians
MRTMedical radiation technologist
MTMedical technologist
NANarcotics Anonymous
NAACLSNational accrediting agency for clinical laboratory science
NCANational credentialing agency for laboratory personnel
NCTMBNationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork
NEJMNew England Journal of Medicine
NHCNephrology Hypertension Clinic, P.C
NHSNational Health Service
NICENational Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
NKCNorthwest Kidney Centers
NKFNational Kidney Foundation
NPSNational Prescribing Service (Australia)
NPSANational Pharmaceutical Services Association
NYHANew York Heart Association
ONGOrthodontic National Group
OTAOrthodontic Technicians Association
PAPhysician assistant or pathologist assistant
PCTPrimary Care Trust (UK)
PGNZPharmaceutical Guild Of New Zealand
PHARMPharmaceutical Health and Rational Use of Medicines (Australia)
Pharm.DDoctor of Pharmacy