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Benchmarking

Comparing performance or measures to best standards or practices or averages.

Berkshire Adolescent Unit
BAU

Part of Berkshire's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. An inpatient unit based in Wokingham providing a specialist service for young people aged 12 - 18 with severe and enduring mental health problems, and their families.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
BHFCT

Provider of community-based and mental health services across Berkshire.

Binge Drinkers

Binge drinking is defined as “consuming 8 or more units on a single occasion for men and 6 or more units for women”. A pattern of heavy drinking that occurs during an extended period of time set aside for drinking has been described as 5/4 binge drinking: five or more drinks in a row on a single occasion for a man or four or more drinks for a woman.

Black and Minority Ethnic
BME

Defined by ONS as including White Irish, White other (including White asylum seekers and refugees and Gypsies and Travellers), mixed (White & Black Caribbean, White & Black African, White & Asian, any other mixed background), Asian or Asian British (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, any other Asian background), Black or Black British (Caribbean, African or any other Black background), Chinese, and any other ethnic group.

Body Mass Index
BMI

An estimation of body fat based on height and weight. BMI can be used to determine if a person is underweight, a healthy weight, overweight, or obese. BMI can be calculated using the formula: Weight in kg ÷ (Height in metres x Height in metres). A BMI of 18.5 or below may indicate a person is underweight, 18.5 to 24.9 refers to a healthy weight, 25 to 29.9 refers to overweight and 30 or higher refers to obese.

Bracknell Forest Borough Council
BFC/BFBC
British Crime Survey
BCS

A very important source of information about levels of crime and public attitudes to crime and other Home Office issues. The results play an important role in informing Home Office policy.

British Medical Association
BMA

Trade union and professional association for doctors and medical students in the UK.

British Pregnancy Advice Service
BPAS

Provider of sexual health and termination services.

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