How do numeracy skills affect health literacy?
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: View from a Test Match Official!
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!
NHS Maternity Review
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.
Patient Information Leaflets in GP Surgeries
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.