Resources and templates to support the creation of patient information. Includes guidance on written information, layout, planning and communication with different groups, and signposting to further sources of information

Leaflet for Health and Social Care staff raising awareness of health literacy, why it is important, what is being asked of staff and the support available.

A book whose message is that writing should be as clear and comprehensible as possible, avoiding superfluous words and clichés.

Written by Theo Raynor and David Dickinson, this ‘Quick Guide’ is based on a paper published in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy in 2009. It covers four key areas of producing good medicines information (‘words’, ‘type’, ‘lines’, ‘layout’) with a list of 10 ground rules.

A guidance document created by NHS Lothian asking staff to pay attention to the language they use, the information they present and the design of text and graphics.

This guide covers design and layout, areas such as the use of white space, appropriate font choice and sentence length. It also contains a readability test that aims to help determine how accessible text is to a disadvantaged reader.

A set of comprehensive Health Literacy learning resources which embed language, literacy and numeracy skills learning into health topics.

This article describes a project in which health literacy sessions were developed and delivered for offenders in probation hostels across the North West of England.

Making the Case includes the learning outcomes from Phase 1 of Skilled for Health, the potential benefits from implementing Skilled for Health, critical success factors, and PowerPoint and video resources for presentations.

This guide and the review tools found within it offer an approach for analysing literacy?related barriers to healthcare access and navigation. It was designed to assist chief executive officers, presidents, program directors, administrators, and healthcare workers at hospitals or health centers to consider the health literacy environment of their healthcare facilities and to analyse ways toreduce demands, to better serve their patients and staff

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