NHS pledge to cut jargon

THE city council and NHS Lothian have pledged to use short words and pictures in information leaflets and avoid jargon for the benefit of people with learning disabilities in Edinburgh.

Increased advocacy for people with conditions such as autism and Asperger's syndrome will also be in place by 2013.

The four-year plan also vows to provide everyone with learning disabilities who needs one a "health passport", which contains all relevant medical information in one place.