Tuesday, 19 March 2019

NHS argues that replacing words such as 'nausea' with 'feeling sick' could help to save lives 

NHS argues that replacing words such as 'nausea' with 'feeling sick' could help to save lives Language used on NHS websites is being made more understandable for patients.

The word nausea has been replaced by feeling sick, while a haemorrhage is to be referred to as a very heavy bleed.

The move is part of a drive to make NHS literature more user-friendly by September 2020. The writing guide was created based on feedback from more than 10,000 people who were polled on word use. The Daily Mail

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