Getting on messageBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2466 (Published 17 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2466
- Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
Concern has been cascading through medical providers recently about the repeated use of meaningless jargon in the ever divergent but occasionally convergent NHS lexicon. In my position as a medical communicator I was included in the loop when a memo was leaked from the office of the health minister Ara Darzi (allegedly), under the heading “Re: The use of “note pads” in the NHS and allied service based agencies.” It read:
Hi, all care providers, managers of care, care managers, professions allied to care providers, carers’ carers, and stakeholders …
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