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Patient Environment Action Team

A team which undertakes peer reviews of NHS trusts’ compliance with UK Department of Health standards across a range of parameters, including food, cleanliness, infection control and patient environment (bathrooms, décor, lighting, patient areas). PEATs include people from outside the trust (e.g., from infection control), personnel and patient representatives, and provide a local “snapshot” of the hospital environment on the day of the visit. A PEAT report is produced after each site visit, and may include an action plan if the required standards are not being met.


an accumulation of dead plant material formed in wet conditions in bogs or fens in the absence of oxygen so that decomposition is incomplete. It is usually acidic.


n in balneotherapy, a mossy plant substance used in baths and peloids. An antiinflammatory, antimicrobial, antineoplastic, antiviral substance, the effects of which include immunological stimulation, increased metabolism, and vessel dilation. See also balneotherapy and peloid.

peat, peat moss

used as bedding for housed cattle and horses and is very absorbent of water.

peat scours
chronic diarrhea in ruminants grazing pasture on peat-derived soils low in copper and/or high in molybdenum. See also copper nutritional deficiency, molybdenum.
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Adam Peaty in action during The Edinburgh International Swim meet incorporating the British Championships.
Britain were in seventh place before the 22-year-old dived in for the second leg - but Peaty put in a monumental effort of 56.
Walker-Hebborn, Peaty, Guy and Scott claimed Olympic silver in Rio behind the USA.
Peaty touched the wall first, with a phenomenal split of 56.
I just wanted to get out there, get the gold, get back, and focus on Sunday now," Peaty had said after his 50m breaststroke win.
Peaty won 100m gold on Monday with the second quickest time ever - behind only his Olympic gold medalwinning swim - and now has replicated his individual haul from the 2015 World Championships.
Peaty, 22, was denied a third successive world record time as he clocked 25.
45 as Peaty retained the title he won in Kazan, Russia two years ago.
Adam Peaty HE bagged the first gold medal of the Olympics for Team GB, smashing the world record for the 100m breaststroke to boot.
REUTERS -- Adam Peaty smashed his own world record for the second time in two days on Sunday to win 100 meters breaststroke gold and become the first British male swimmer in 28 years to win an Olympic title.
SWIMMING SIX events start today, but all eyes are likely to be on the men's 100m breaststroke as 21-year-old Adam Peaty bids to earn Great Britain's first individual gold in the pool since Adrian Moorhouse in 1988, writes Stuart Riley.