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NES - National Education for Scotland

Neutrophils - Type of white blood cell filled with enzymes used to kill and digest micro-organisms.

NHS QIS - National Health Service Quality Improvement Scotland

NICE - National Institute for Clinical Excellence

NPC - National Prescribing Centre

NPSA - National Patient Safety Agency

NRT - Nicotine Replacement Therapy

NSAID - Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug

NSF - National Service Framework

Number needed to harm (NNH) - NNH is the number of patients who need to be treated to cause one bad outcome.

Numbers Needed to Treat NNT - NNT is the number of patients who need to be treated to give one additional outcome of interest.

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