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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

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 for costs and availability.

Examples of past presentations

Venue Presenter
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
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