The Urmston Group Practice

Abbreviations in your health records

Here you can find out what some of the most common medical abbreviations mean. This may be useful if you want to understand your health records. An abbreviation is a short way of writing a longer word or phrase.


Healthcare staff sometimes use the same abbreviations to mean different things.If you do not know what something in your health records means, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

click here to find a list of common abbreviations



Date published: 26th October, 2023
Date last updated: 26th October, 2023