Quality prescribing for respiratory illness 2024 to 2027 - draft guidance: consultation

We are consulting on this draft guide which aims to optimise treatment outcomes in the management of respiratory illness. Produced by Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and Experts by Experience, it builds on the 2018 to 2021 strategy. It promotes person-centred care, the 7-Steps process for medicine reviews and shared decision-making.

Appendix 3 - Glossary of abbreviations

A&A Ayrshire & Arran

ACQ (6) Asthma control Questionnaire

ACP Activated Clotting Time

ACT Asthma Control Test

AF Atrial fibrillation

AHP Allied Healthcare Professional

ANA Anti-Nuclear Antibodies

ANCA Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasm Antibodies

ANP Advanced Nurse Practitioner

ARDs Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

BMI Body Mass Index BNF British National Formulary

BTS British Thoracic Society

CAT Computerized Axial Tomography CF Cystic Fibrosis

CO2 Carbon dioxide

COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

CRP C-reactive protein

CSH Centre for Sustainable Health

CXR Chest X-ray

D&G Dumfries & Galloway

DEXA Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry DPI Dry powder inhaler

DTaP Diptheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine

ECG Electrocardiogram

ERS European Respiratory Society

EU European Union

FBC Full blood count

FeNO Fractionated Exhaled Nitric oxide

FEV1 Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 Second

FV Forth Valley

FVC Forced Vital Capacity GGC Greater Glasgow & Clyde

GOLD Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

GP General Practitioner

GWI Global Water Intelligence

GWP Global warming potential

HFA Hydrofluoroalkane

HIS Healthcare Improvement Scotland HSCP Health and Social Care Partnership ICS Inhaled Corticosteroids

ILD Interstitial Lung Disease

IPF Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis IT Information Technology

ITU Intensive Therapy Unit LABA Long-Acting Beta Agonist LAMA Long-Acting Muscarinic Antagonist LRA Leukotriene receptor antagonists

MAB Monoclonal antibody

MART Maintenance and Reliever Therapy

MCN Managed Clinical Network

MCR Medicines care and Review

MDI/ pMDI Metered Dose inhaler (pressurised)

MRC Medical Research Council – Breathlessness scale

NCDs Non-communicable Diseases

NHS National Health Service

NICE National Institute for Health and Social Care Excellence

NRAD National Review of Asthma Deaths

NTM Nontuberculous Mycobacterial

OCS Oral Corticosteroids

PFTs Pulmonary Function Tests PIS Prescribing Information System PRISMS Prescribing Information System for Scotland QI Quality Improvement RAST RadioAllergosorbent Test

RCGP Royal College of General Practitioners

SABA Short Acting Beta Agonists SAMA Short-Acting Muscarinic Antagonist

SAPG Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing group

Sats Saturations (Oxygen) SIGN BTS Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network / British Thoracic Society SMC Scottish Medicines Consortium

SPC Summary of product characteristics

STU Scottish Therapeutics Utility

TFT Thyroid Function Test

Us and Es Urea and Electrolytes

VBA Very Brief Advice

WHO World Health Organisation


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