UK Medical Acronyms, as typically used in the UK Hospital environment.


The Medical Profession is a prolific user of acronyms, the aim of this site is to provide a database of acronyms and their meanings.

Beware acronyms can be context sensitive dependant upon the environment. To some DOA means Date of Admission to others it may mean Dead on Arrival, so the context of use must be considered.

I have divided the acronyms into the categories as listed below, if you have any suggestions or comments please email me



Departments and Wards



Investigations and Procedures

Diagnosis and Operations



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