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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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Peaty said: "We fought for every inch there, as you can tell we've nothing left.
Peaty had set a world record in advancing to the final and finished strongly to touch first.
Peaty had earlier won his second gold of the Championships in Kazan with victory in the 50m breaststroke final in a time of 26.
43 European silver medallist Ross Murdoch landed bronze to join Peaty on the 100m breaststroke podium while Siobhan-Marie O'Connor also secured her first World Championship medal with 200m individual medley bronze.
But if the thought of a wee dram laced with dense, peaty smoke makes you want to run to the hills, don't despair.
But teenage sensation Adam Peaty showed a steely temperament to earn England's second gold of the night in the 100m breaststroke - beating his idol, South African world-record holder Cameron van der Burgh, into second place.
The Scot beat English rival Adam Peaty to lower his Scottish record to 59.
56sec to win the men's 100m breaststroke final, with Adam Peaty just 0.
With the current trend for peaty malts, Lagavulin, which stands on the island's southern shore, is one of the most powerful of these distinctive whiskies.
The Lomme river basin is made up of a network of peaty and wetland habitats included in the Habitats Directive: sphagnum birch woods, alder woods, bogs, heathlands, transition mires, tall-herb communities of humid meadows, watercourse fringes and associated habitats such as dry heaths, mountain hay meadows and Nardus strica pastures.
7% ABV, this is a hallmark example of the peaty, smoky complexity that puts Ardbeg in the top flight of single malt Islay whiskies.