NHS Jargon: Keep It Simple Stupid? (BBC News)

Summary

The Plain English Campaign (PEC) has lambasted NHS use of gobbledygook and jargon. Much of this terminology has been created with a view to achieving greater clarity and precision in definition when discussing complex issues. It was intended – one assumes – to be an aid to clearer thinking. You can’t win them all.

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Reference

Triggle, N. (2017). NHS confusing public by using ‘gobbledygook’. London: BBC Health News, March 29th 2017.

A Wistfully Surrealist Perspective on NHS Jargon: “It’s Great”

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Reference

Patterson, J. (2017). Hands off our jargon. London [Online]: NHSNetworks, March 30th 2017.