Building health literacy skills with patients and public

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Reaching People is currently managing the Health+ Project, an initiative funded by NHS charities with the aim of improving digital health provision for over 50s in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The work is mainly focused on engaging GP surgeries to host Health+ digital surgeries for the over 50’s population. Patients are supported to gain digital skills confidence so that they can go online to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and find health information.

Friday Chidlow, project manager for Health+, will provide an overview of how the project is supporting patient’s digital literacy, share the reflections of Health+ volunteer’s on their health literacy training and provide details of plans to train social prescribers in health literacy and extend training to GP surgery staff.