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RCN house style for print and web

  

gall bladder

two words

gallstone

one word

general election

genitourinary

one word

geriatrics

still a branch of medicine but avoid in other contexts

GlaxoSmithKline

sometime sponsor of nursing activity; GSK at second mention

Google

cap up even when used as verb – I Googled “nursing in France”

government

cap up the Government (as in, the UK Government); the Coalition Government; but government interference; a government minister

Great Britain

see Britain

guidelines, guidance

guidelines are specific clinical advice – use if they have been published by the Department of Health, for example. Guidance is more general

Gypsies

initial cap; recognised ethnic group under the Race Relations Act, as are Irish Travellers