A recent poll carried out by YOuGov for National Numeracy found that too many people struggle working out the facts and figures behind dietary information on food labels. Professor Gill Rowlands talks to National Numeracy about the importance of good numeracy skills for staying healthy.


Dr Graham Kramer, National Clinical Lead for Self-Management and Health Literacy in Scotland, provides a personal perspective of the Four Nations Health Literacy Conference!

Whilst we plan a more interactive platform for sharing ideas, resources and projects, drop in on Kath Evans and Jo Protheroe discussing the importance of developing health literacy resources for, and with, children and young people.



Feedback on views and experiences of maternity care.

The NHS Review hosted a number of events around the country as part of its national tour to hear how women, their families and advocates, provider organisations, and the professional bodies involved in maternity care feel about the current services.

Your feedback can be found here. For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          

Researchers from Keele University have shown that most patient information leaflets in GP waiting rooms (and therefore possibly pharmacies) are written at a level too complex for nearly half the population. The study suggests that GPs and pharmacists could review the written information they have on display, consider whether any need replacing with more appropriate versions,  possibly involving patient representative groups in this action.  

This research has been published by BJGP - please contact the lead author, Dr Joanne Protheroe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information if required.