Below are some of the terms and acronyms you may encounter in Medical Education, including links (where appropriate), to further information. This list is by no means exhaustive, so please email to suggest other items which should be added.

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Further details can be found by accessing the staff intranet.


AKT – Applied Knowledge Test
CCG – Clinical Commissioning Group
CPD – Continuing Professional Development (points awarded as proof of ongoing development (all non-training Doctors require evidence of CPD for appraisal and revalidation)
CQC – Care Quality Commission DartOCM – an IT system where Pathology and Imaging orders for a patient can be requested and processed in the one system (login
Datix – an online incident reporting system
DME – Director of Medical Education
DUME – Director of Undergraduate Medical Education
EDN – Electronic Discharge Notifications - clinical summary and medication (sent electronically to GP).
ESR – Electronic Staff Record


GMC – General Medical Council
GPST – General Practice Specialty Training
HEE – Health Education England
HEKSS - Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex
HELaSE - Health Education London and South East
ICT – Information and Communications Technology


KCL – King's College London KMMS – Kent and Medway Medical School KSS – Kent, Surrey and Sussex LAB – Local Academic Board LFG – Local Faculty Group MDM – Multi-disciplinary Meeting MDT – Multi-disciplinary Team OSCE – Objective Structured Clinical Examination


PACES – Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills. PACS – Picture Archiving and Communication System – (WebPACS) Radiology images and reports. PAS – Patient Administration System – used to record patient information and associated activity. RIS – The Radiology Information System - this is mainly used by Radiology staff and Pathway Co-ordinators. SAS – Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) doctors are non-training roles where the doctor has at least four years of postgraduate training, two of those being in a relevant specialty. See the SAS Doctors page for more information. STFS – South Thames Foundation School.

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