Online version of the 2014-15 Department of Health Annual Report

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Page last updated: 16 October 2015

6CPA
Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement
ABMDR
Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry
ABS
Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACSQHC
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
AFC
Asian Football Confederation
AGPT
Australian General Practice Training Ltd.
AHMAC
Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council
AHPPC
Australian Health Protection Principal Committee
AIHW
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AMR
Antimicrobial Resistance
ANPHA
Australian National Preventive Health Agency
APEC
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APVMA
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
ASC
Australian Sports Commission
ASTAG
Australian Strategic and Technical Advisory Group
AUSMAT(s)
Australian Medical Assistance Team(s)
AWA
Australian Workplace Agreement
BBV
Blood Borne Virus(es)
CMFM
Comprehensive Management Framework for the MBS
COAG
Council of Australian Governments
CT
Computed Tomography
CTJWG
Clinical Trials Jurisdictional Working Group
CWC
Cricket World Cup
DWAU
Dental Weight Activity Unit
eCTD
electronic Common Technical Document
ESD
Ecologically Sustainable Development
FASD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
FSANZ
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
FRSC
Food Regulation Standing Committee
GMiA
Generic Medicines industry Association
GMO(s)
Genetically Modified Organism(s)
GP(s)
General Practitioner(s)
GPET
General Practice Education and Training Limited
GPRIP
General Practice Rural Incentives Programme
HHF
Health and Hospitals Fund
HIV
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HLPP
Hearing Loss Prevention Programme
HPV
Human Papillomavirus
HSO
Hearing Services Online portal
IMAP
Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation
ISFR
Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation
JBC
Jurisdictional Blood Committee
JDRF
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
KPI
Key Performance Indicator
LGBTI
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex
LSDP
Life Saving Drugs Programme
MBS
Medicare Benefits Schedule
MERS-CoV
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
MIGA
Medical Insurance Group Australia
MoG
Machinery of Government
MRFF
Medical Research Future Fund
MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MSAC
Medical Services Advisory Committee
NAIDOC
National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
NAL
National Acoustic Laboratories
NatRUM
National Return and Disposal of Unwanted Medicines
NBA
National Blood Authority
NCBCN
National Cord Blood Collection Network
NDIS
National Disability Insurance Scheme
NDSHS
National Drug Strategy Household Survey
NDSS
National Diabetes Services Scheme
NHMRC
National Health and Medical Research Council
NHSD
National Health Services Directory
NICNAS
National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme
NIP
National Immunisation Programme
NIR
National Incident Room
NPAAC
National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council
NSFCC
National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OGTR
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
PBAC
Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee
PBS
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
PCEHR
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record
PHN(s)
Primary Health Network(s)
PIP
Practice Incentives Programme
PSS
Premium Support Scheme
RFDS
Royal Flying Doctor Service
RIS
Regulatory Impact Statement
SLLOD
Supporting Leave for Living Organ Donors
STI(s)
Sexually Transmissible Infection(s)
SUSMP
Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons
TB
Tuberculosis
TGA
Therapeutic Goods Administration
UDRH
University Departments of Rural Health
URPTG
Uniform Recall Procedures for Therapeutic Goods
WHO
World Health Organization