DGH - District General Hospital
DOB - District of Business/Date of Birth
DoE - Department of the Environment
DoH - Department of Health
DPB - Dental Practices Board
DPH - Director of Public Health
DPR - Data Protection Registrar
DAAT/Drug & Alcohol Action Team - a partnership between health, local authorities, the police, probation and prison services established as part of the national initiative "Tackling Drugs Together" in 1995. DAAT works to increase the safety of communities from drug-related crime, reduce the health risks related to drug misuse and reduce the availability of drugs to young people.
Data Protection - is covered by the 1984 Data Protection Act and the 1990 Computer Misuse Act and includes eight principles to safeguard data held on individuals.
Day-case - treatment that can be performed in a single day, without the need to admit the patient for an overnight stay in hospital.
Dermatology - the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders.
Diagnostic test - tests which help determine the nature of a disorder or illness, for example x-rays, laboratory tests etc.
Disadvantaged communities - areas characterised by high levels of unemployment, poor housing and high crime.
Domestic Violence Forum - representatives from a range of organisations - police, probation service, solicitors etc - which facilitates, encourages and supports inter-agency initiatives on domestic violence.