More 'Language Matters' News!

To complement all the various publications and presentations about 'Language Matters' (see below) including our own 'SD Language Challenge', which we presented throughout February, there is currently a short survey from NHS England, for both people with diabetes and health professionals, about the UK Position Statement and their experiences of language and diabetes.

People with diabetes are invited to take part here

Health professionals are invited to take part here


Previous news items have detailed the origins and inspiration of 'Language Matters'. Following the official launch of the UK position statement on Monday 11th June, 2018 via NHS England, we have been continuing to spread the word in a series of recent publications, including a review of the literature in Diabetic Medicine and 2 opinion pieces, in Nursing Times and Journal of Diabetes Nursing. Please feel free to read and share away!

Read the UK position statement document (opens PDF)

Read the UK review article, published in Diabetic Medicine (opens PDF)

Read the commentary on the Language Matters statement (opens PDF)

Read the Editorial on the publication of the Language Matters statement (opens PDF)

Read #talkaboutcomplications opinion piece in British Medical Journal (links to BMJ website)

Read the Nursing Times Opinion piece  (login may be needed)

Read the Journal of Diabetes Nursing Comment piece (opens PDF)

Read NHS guidance on health writing (links to NHS website)

Read NHS guidance on inclusive language (links to NHS website)

Please feel free to download and peruse the previous documents from other countries, which we've previously highlighted as inspiring and supporting the UK work, via the links below. You can also follow on Twitter via #languagematters

Read the original Diabetes Australia position statement 'A new language for diabetes'

Read Diabetic Medicine Editorial 'Language Matters: the good, the bad and the ugly' (opens PDF)

Read ADA Task Force Recommendations (opens PDF)

Read AADE Article (opens PDF)



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