Health Literacy

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Health Literacy: an issue for life

To make good decisions about our health, we need to find, understand, appraise and apply health information.  This is the essence of good health literacy.  [Last checked: 30/11/20]


Health Literacy Toolkit

In partnership with PHE, NHS England and Community Health and Learning Foundation, HEE has developed a curated collection of health literacy tools for practitioners looking for resources and information. [Last checked: 30/11/20]


Health Literacy (Society for Academic Primary Care)

They are a special interest group of the Society for Academic Primary Care, who are primarily dedicated to building the evidence base for health literacy. [Last checked: 30/11/20]

The Health Literacy Place (NHS Education for Scotland)

This website is the main source of health information and resources in Scotland. The site provides a resource to share existing evidence, good practice, techniques and tools for practice. [Last checked: 30/11/20]

Local Action on Health Inequalities: improving health literacy (Public Health England)

Guidance from the Public Health England. Comprehensive information on what is meant by health literacy, how it impacts on public health and methods of improvement. [Last checked: 30/11/20]

NHS.UK: Behind the Headlines

Your guide to the science that makes the news. Designed to help patients make sense of health media stories. [Last checked: 30/11/20]

National Library of Medicine: Health Literacy

National Library of Medicine resource. Includes definitions of health literacy and links to further resources. [Last checked: 30/11/20]

Royal College of General Practitioners: Health Literacy Report 2014

Report based on a workshop. Good overview of topic, good practice and actions required. [Last checked: 30/11/20]