Glossary

Below is a searchable glossary. This glossary contains frequently used terms relating to mental health. This includes acronyms used by NHS, mental health service providers, commissioners, and locally. 

 

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There are currently 20 terms in this directory beginning with the letter P.
PALS
Patient Advice and Liaison Service

PC
Primary Care

PCE
Performance and Contracting Executive

PCLS
Primary Care Liaison Service

PCT
Primary Care Trust

PD
Personality Disorder - a broad category for a collection of psychological disorders that are pathologised as specific clusters of personality traits

PH
Public Health

PHE
Public Health England

PHQ-9 / PHQ9
Patient Health Questionnaire 9 - given to patients in a primary care setting to screen for the presence and severity of depression. It is the 9-question depression scale from the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ).

PICU
Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

PID
Project Initiation Document

PIE
Psychologically Informed Environments

PMR
Zoom personal meeting room - often a link sent out for virtual meetings

POC
Package of Care

PoS
Place of Safety

PPI
Patient & Public Involvement

PPIF
Patient and public involvement forum

PREMs
Patient Reported Experience Measures

PROMs
Patient Reported Outcome Measures

PTSD
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder


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