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  • 12Jul

    Electronic Health Literacy Across the Lifespan: Measurement Invariance Study

    Electronic health (eHealth) information is ingrained in the healthcare experience to engage patients across the lifespan. Both eHealth accessibility and optimization are influenced by lifespan development, as older adults experience greater challenges accessing and using eHealth tools as compared to their younger counterparts. The eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) is the most popular measure used to…

  • 12Jul

    National Standards for Public Involvement in Research

    The NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) has recently published its PPI highlights report for 2017-18. This year, they have opted to report against the new national standards for public involvement. The report covers different aspects of their work in line with the 6 standards: inclusive opportunities, working together, support and learning, communications, impact and governance. The aim of the standards…

  • 12Jul

    Happy birthday NHS – let’s embrace more digital to evolve and get even better

    Excerpts from a blog by Helen Milner at Good Things Foundation: We’ve been very pleased this week to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS. We’ve blogged and published guest blogs, we launched a report (about our pilot project with the Sheffield Perfect Patient Pathway Testbed looking at the digital capabilities of health professionals), and…

  • 6Jul

    We are looking for PIF members to join our Sounding Board

    The PIF Sounding Board is a sense checking and peer review service for organisations that produce health information for patients and the public. The Sounding Board offers organisations involved in the production of health information virtual access to health information professionals, who can expertly comment on their resources, for example commenting on a draft leaflet,…

  • 5Jul

    NHS at 70: What will new technology mean for the NHS and its patients?

    From The Health Foundation, the fifth of five briefings to inform and encourage a national conversation about the past, present, and future of the NHS: To mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, the BBC asked the Health Foundation, Institute for Fiscal Studies, The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust to look at five central issues…

  • 5Jul

    Ask Listen Do

    This article is about work at NHS England to support people with a learning disability, autistic people, families and carers if they would like to give feedback, raise a concern or make a complaint. Read the easy read leaflet about the Ask, Listen, Do project and its aims. Ask Listen Do film: an awareness raising film for people with…

  • 5Jul

    Have you read my notes, doctor?

    Dr Deyo Okubadejo, consultant in medicine for older people, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust tells us how the NICE multimorbidity guideline is helping him to help his patients: I recently asked a women in my clinic about her medical history. She joked and said “Have you got all day?” The conversation reminded me of the…

  • 5Jul

    New NHS app will make it quicker and easier to access health services

    The free app will be available to everyone in England in December 2018. The new NHS app will give patients safe and secure access to their GP record. Patients will be able to use it to: make GP appointments order repeat prescriptions manage long-term conditions access 111 online for urgent medical queries Patients will also be…

  • 5Jul

    Blog: Advocate me

    You probably know a powerful patient advocate. The sort of person who seems to have boundless energy, expert knowledge, and an ability to tell it like it is. But what happens when experts by experience have their own moments of vulnerability? In the summer edition of the Patient Experience quarterly magazine, Sue Robins talks of her…

  • 5Jul

    Libraries launch Reading Well for mental health

    “The best KPI for measuring Reading Well is messy shelves!” On Tuesday 5 June, The Reading Agency marked the launch of the brand new Reading Well for mental health booklist with an exciting event at the Wellcome Trust in London. Guest speakers from all aspects of the programme gave us their unique perspectives on the scheme. There was an excellent turnout…

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