Go Search

Choose...

Skip Navigation Links
Dr Rosalie Dunn
Cancer nurses top of the class
Protected meal times
New NHS Lanarkshire website
New Bellshill Community Health Clinic
Rutherglen/Cambuslang and Northern Corridor
Condition management programme
Staff turn filmmakers
Fab four improve patient care
Communications Strategy
Lockhart award
douglas street
Three free C services
Ombudsman Report
Swine Flu
Pandemic Flu
Bowel Cancer Awareness Uni
The Military and Civilian Health Partnership Awards 2009
Labs awards
Bowel screening
Neonatal fundraising
Laundry staff award
brief interventions
SPSO
Flu Guidelines
CAPS Asthma
Tissue viability
medical terminology
Ombudsman July
MINTS graduates
oral health award
Wishaw Tombola
Customer service
Cancer waiting times
FreshStart Lifestyle Programme
Rehabilitation Services
Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Report - September 2009
HAI cut-outs
Flying Start Awards
MRU relocation
CamGlen car scheme
art therapy
NHSL Award finalists
Infection Prevention Week
Hand Hygiene Volunteers
FAST
Fire at John Street Surgery in Bellshill
One gender many cultures
Scottish Patient Safety Programme
Single Equality Scheme Update
Volunteers award
Equalities agenda
New plasma screens for NHS Lanarkshire
Ward 24 donation
Lanarkshire organ donation group aims to save lives
NHS Lanarkshire hospitals among cleanest in Scotland
Eat with the players
Little Rascals
Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Report - December 2009
Stop smoking success
Review of 2009
Kilbryde hospice takes historic step forward
NHS Lanarkshire national review
Hospedia changes
NHS Lanarkshire launches new MRSA screening programme
New nursing role helping patients with blood diseases in Lanarkshire
Patient survey
Acupuncture Sessions
Cancer Care
New Members
NewMembers
Motherwell Men's Health Day
Lanarkshire Healthy Reading Programme
Eating Disorders Awareness Week
AUDIOLOGY OPEN ACCESS SERVICE ON THE MOVE
Wishaw General First in Switch to New NHS Uniform
A&E teams efforts during cold snap
Minister for Community Safety, visits ADP
National No Smoking Day 2010
North Motherwell community co-op
oral health improval of Lanarkshire's children
Boards five year financial plan
Reduce medicine waste campaign
Mum's and Baby Project scoops national award
GP Surgery Closure 3rd May
NHS Lanarkshire offers advice and screening following case of TB
PPF Launches Facebook Page
Refurbished Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
 
Publication Date: 14/07/2009 

Learning the lingo 

Admin staff complete medical terminology course 

Photo of NHS Lanarkshire admin staff who passed medical terminology course 

Learning the lingo: Admin staff passed new medical terminology course. 

Medical terminology can baffle even top clinicians – but NHS Lanarkshire admin staff understand the clinical lingo after passing a new course.

A total of 21 health board colleagues were rewarded at a ceremony in Wishaw General in June.

They were the second group of NHS Lanarkshire staff to pass a new medical terminology course, run in conjunction with Coatbridge College.

NHS Lanarkshire’s director of organisational development Kenny Small, who presented the new graduates, said: “It’s a pleasure to be able to be here to reward people for their hard work and effort.

“The course lasted 20 weeks and they had to pass nine exams and complete a project so it must have been tough going.

“But by completing this course they have achieved skills and knowledge which can be applied directly in their roles and which will make their jobs more interesting and rewarding.

“On behalf of NHS Lanarkshire I’d like to say well done to all of them.”

Margaret Rose Livingstone, head of quality at Coatbridge College, added: “This course is for people without a medical background but who work in this area.

“By improving their knowledge of medical terminology they can increase accuracy while also having a better understanding of the work they are involved in.

“I hope they will also be inspired to continue their lifelong learning journey.”