We are a special interest group of the Society for Academic Primary Care who are interested in building the evidence base for Health Literacy. Our approach explores the impact of Health Literacy on people and their lives, and supports national policy to reduce inequalities.
We work together to discuss and develop new research ideas, run research projects, write reports and research papers, and support implementation of research findings into practice. There are also regular face-to-face meetings, discussions of ideas and collaborative work through our website. Membership is free.
We welcome patients and patient groups, health care practitioners and providers, teachers, policy makers, non-government organisations, and academics.
Health literacy: making life better
5th Health Literacy UK Conference
Health Literacy: making life better
Friday 16th February 2018
We are delighted to announce that Professor Don Nutbeam, Professor of Public Health, Sydney will present at our 5th conference. He will be joined by keynote speakers Dr Doris Schaeffer, Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Bielefeld and Dr Heide Weishaar, who is based at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. The conference will be opened Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer of Northern Ireland.
As the conference is proving to be very popular, delegates are encouraged to book as soon as possible, in order to avoid disappointment.
Making it Easier: A Health Literacy Action Plan for Scotland
Following on from the publication Making it Easier - a health literacy action plan for Scotland 2017-2025 last week, there is launch event which will take place on 8 February 2018 at Discovery Point, Dundee. To book your place, click here!
Webinar: Health literacy and why is it important?
Are you interested in finding out more about health literacy? Do you have questions about how it can affect patients? Listen to Professor Jo Protheroe, Chair of Health Literacy UK, Jonathan Berry, Strategic Lead NHS England and Mandy Wardle-McLeish, Community Health and Learning Foundation: they took part in a live online event on October 6th via NHS Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network.
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