Getting your teeth into plain English
On Wednesday 7 March 2012, Malcolm Lewis, one of our Plain English Campaign trainers, gave a presentation to the Orthodontic Consultant Symposium (PDF, 179KB) on the benefits of using plain English in the medical profession.
The presentation, for orthodontic consultants who work in the NHS, took place at the Royal College of Physicians in London. With NHS reforms making the public more responsible for decisions about their health care, it is essential that communications from all health-care professionals are clear and easy to understand.
Malcolm Lewis, Plain English Campaign's champion for clear healthcare information, at the finish line for a recent charity half-marathon.
The problems of poor language skills, jargon and gobbledygook can even affect communication between health-care professionals, as recounted in this article written by Dr Mary Archer.
If you would like a general presentation on how to use plain English, or a specialist speaker relevant to your industry or profession, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for costs and availability.
Examples of past presentations
|Jill Wedge Communications||Andy Black|
|Health and Safety Laboratory||John Wild|
|PIPA Pharmaceuticals||Andy Black|
|Walford Borough Council||Malcolm Lewis|
|Chartered Institute of Housing||Jeanette Mercer|
|Lincolnshire Co-op||Andy Black|
|OCBC Bank, Singapore||Peter Rodney|
|New Look Retail||Terry Denman|
|Ministry of Defence||Jeanette Mercer|
|National Grid||John Wild|