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Abbreviations on the community

Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
edited March 2018 in Community updates
Abbreviations (shortened versions of a word or phrase) are often used by community members in discussions. It's recently been brought to our attention that having a post listing these abbreviations and what they stand for could be useful, and help to avoid confusion. 

Benefits:

PIP- Personal Independence Payments
DLA- Disability Living Allowance
ESA- Employment Support Allowance
WRAG- Work Related Activity Group
AA- Attendance Allowance
SMI - Support for Mortgage Interest
UC- Universal Credit

Organisations:

DWP- Department for Work and Pensions
CAB- Citizens Advice
B&W- Benefits and Work
HCPC- Health and Care Professions Council
CAMHS- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CCG- Clinical Commissioning Group

Specific impairments:

CP - Cerebral Palsy
ASD- Autism Spectrum Disorders
ADD- Attention Deficit Disorder
AHDH- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ODD- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
PDA- Pathological Demand Avoidance
HI- Hearing Impairment
VI- Visual Impairment

People:

OT- Occupational Therapist
SLT- Speech and Language Therapist

Education and Employment:

SEN- Special Educational Needs
EHCP- Educational Health and Care Plan
DEA- Disability Employment Advisor 

Other:

DM - Decision Maker
CM - Case Manager
F2F - Face to Face

If there are any that we've missed off, or you think would be helpful, do let us know in the comments!

Replies

  • sdoc94sdoc94 Member Posts: 140 Pioneering
    AR - Assessor's Report
    DfC - Department for Communities (Applies to Northern Ireland claimants)
    HP - Health Professional

    Shady.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,256 Disability Gamechanger
    LCW -Limited Capacity for Work
    LCWRA  -Limited Capacity for Work and work Related Activity
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • dottydottydottydotty Member Posts: 290 Pioneering
    I would be interested to know what a PA1 and a  PA4  is  Thankyou .
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    I believe this is in relation to an assessment report? 

    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,256 Disability Gamechanger

    PIP internal DWP assessment documents

    1) PA1 – Review file note
    2) PA2 – Review report form (terminal illness)
    3) PA3 – Review report form (paper-based review)
    4) PA4 – Consultation report form
    5) PA5 – Supplementary advice note
    6) PA6 – Supplementary advice note (change of advice)
    7) PA7 – Harmful information note

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for the lists everyone.  :)
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • dottydottydottydotty Member Posts: 290 Pioneering

    Thankyou @CockneyRebel .  I now know  which form I need to get a copy of , .  much appreciated  


  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 4,045 Disability Gamechanger
    MR - mandatory reconsideration.
    FTT - first tier tribunal.
    UT - upper tribunal
    HCP - health care professional.
    MSE - musculo-skeletal examination.

  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    I could do with saving this.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 4,045 Disability Gamechanger
    Screen shot it.
  • mossycowmossycow Community champion Posts: 486 Pioneering
    SOW  = Sex on Wheels (how all users of wheels should feel. Fanfabulous!*) 

    WOP = World of Pain..... I. E. A bad dsy

    DP  = Darn Pedestrian ... Those ones who are trying to help hut... eerrr.. I don't need help as I am flying today.... Yes... I'm still slower than you but that doesn't mean I'm not having a totally awesome Fanfabulous tip top** time. Stop telling me I need to overtake you or push me into the disabled toilets....

    OK... So maybe some of these are just mine.... 

    * oops... I'm up in the night a little dosed up as I'm sore... And er... I may have over done watching Queer Eye. 

    ** yes the Fab Five have really got into my vernacular... But it's also imprinting me to be the best I can every day, elevating how I present myself and blah blah blah.... 

    Snaps people. 



    "I'm trying to live like a random poem I read that ended 'to bloom where we are planted"

  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Bumping this for any new members!
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    This is my list of abbreviations:

    LADO- local authority designated officer
    NS- neurosurgeon
    PMR- physical medicine rehab doctor
    WU- wheelchair user
    CF- clubbed feet
    HKAFOs- hip knee ankle foot orthotics
    SB- spina bifida
    MH- mental health issues
    CQC- care quality commission
    NHS- national health service
    GP- general practitioner 
    PI- physical impairment
    LD- learning difficulty/disability
    SW- social worker

  • Connie00Connie00 Member, Community champion Posts: 255 Pioneering
    Hi Guys a few more that you May come accross

    FND- Functional Neurological Disorder
    RA   - Rheumatoid Arthritis 
    FM  -  Fibromyalgia
    OA -   Osteoarthritis 

  • Connie00Connie00 Member, Community champion Posts: 255 Pioneering
    Guys 
    I find this most helpful thank you
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    edited September 2019
    A non comprehensive list 

    DME- durable medical equipment 
    TIA- thanks in advance
    NICU- neonatal intensive care unit
    PICU- paediatric intensive care unit
    CC- carers credit
    CA- carers allowance
    EI- early intervention 
    DC- dear child 
    DS- down syndrome 
    ABC- adults, babies and children 
    AT- assistive technology
    UD- update
    VA- vulnerable adult
    VC- vulnerable child
    AR- at risk
    MD- misdiagnosed 


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