Latest South West Specialised Commissioning Group Stories

2008-09-16 00:00:00

By JESSICA SARGEANT Herald Reporter The mother of a 16-year-old with muscular dystrophy has called for a 'radical change' in how care is provided for patients such as her son. Sharon Kitcher, from Southway, says care services in the South West are unreliable and there is a lack of specialist care to help people like her son James. James has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, an inherited genetic disorder characterised by progressive muscle weakness which starts in the legs and pelvis and...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.