Jargon buster

A guide to some of the terms used within the NHS

Talking therapy / treatment

A general term for treatments which involve talking in individual or group sessions with a trained mental health professional.

Translational research

The process of taking the findings from basic science - such as laboratory research or sociology - and turning them into something that will be useful for patients, such as new treatments or new tests for assessing if someone has a particular condition.

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