Plaid Cymru plain English manifesto
With a week left until the general election, only one party has taken us up on the offer to work with them on a plain English manifesto – Plaid Cymru.
Doctors and nurses are using far too much jargon when dealing with patients, according to a recent survey.
The survey suggested that one in five patients has taken the wrong dose of medication on at least one occasion. It also found that 39% of patients surveyed would like their doctor, nurse or pharmacist to avoid technical terms when explaining medical matters.
Open course special offer
We have a small number of places left on the following courses:-
Plain English (Wednesday 24 June 2015 in Cardiff)
Grammarcheck (Wednesday 16 September 2015 in London)
To book either course with a £50 discount on each place, just send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a special offer booking form, or 'phone Terri on 01663 744409.
This isn’t the first time we’ve mentioned this issue, but it’s now serious enough for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to want to ban it.
The FCA has suggested that ‘opt-out’ selling, where a customer has to untick a box to avoid buying something, is earning £108million a year. Almost a fifth of those falling for the scam are completely unaware of having done so.