Health Services

Information about health services in Leeds.

Understanding some of the language and terms used when accessing health services can be difficult.

The following websites provide easy to understand explanations for many healthcare terms and if you are not sure always ask health professionals that are working with you to explain any language and/or terms you do not understand.

Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) are committed to explaining jargon used in health and social care. They have a jargon buster directory which explains in plain English definitions of commonly used words in health and social care. TLAP Care and Support Jargon Buster (

The Patients Association have put together a jargon buster dictionary designed to give straight forward explanations for many healthcare terms.Healthcare jargon buster dictionary

Often acronyms are used within health and the meaning of some of these can be found on the NHS England website NHS England ยป Understanding NHS jargon