The former health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has this week registered a new charity Patient Safety Watch which aims at collating data to help decrease the instances of poor care and improve overall patient safety within the NHS. According to Mr Hunt...
This medical term glossary provides explanations in plain English of a number of technical terms you may encounter in the process of pursuing a clinical negligence claim.
Valgus - Deformity of limbs characterised by softening of bones leading to bending away from the midline.
Valvotomy - Surgical opening of a valve.
Varus - Abnormal inward deviation of a limb.
Vasospasm - Spasm of a blood vessel.
Ventral - Inner forearm.
Ventricles - Cavities in the skull containing cerebral-spinal fluid.
Vertebra - A bone in the spine.
Vertigo - When your head ‘spins’.
Vestibular - Of or relating to the inner ear .
Visual acuity - Clarity of vision.
Visual fields - Area of sight.
Volar - The palm side of the hand.
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