Health literacy and health information producers: Report of the findings of a UK wide survey of information producers and providers – The Patient Information Forum (PiF) – 3 October 2013

Posted on October 18, 2013. Filed under: Patient Participation | Tags: , , |

Health literacy and health information producers: Report of the findings of a UK wide survey of information producers and providers – The Patient Information Forum (PiF) – 3 October 2013

Health literacy survey finds support for health information producers is lacking

A Patient Information Forum (PiF) survey has found that although information producers understand why clear, easy to understand and usable health information for the public is important, many are not equipped to meet the challenge. PiF says this lack of support and guidance for producers could derail the government’s ambition for transforming information for the NHS, public health and social care.

Over 340 of the best-known health information producers responded to the survey including voluntary sector organisations, NHS organisations and commercial companies. The survey found that although more than 90 per cent viewed health literacy as very important when producing information for the public, only 10 per cent said they had a health literacy strategy or policy. Fewer than half produced online and printed materials with health literacy in mind.”

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