• 27Jan

    Health Literacy to support self-care: free NHS England event

    The Person Centred Care Team at NHS England will be hosting a free conference, titled ‘Health Literacy to support Self-Care: sharing and spreading good practice’ on Wednesday 29th March 2017, in London.

    Professor Alf Collins, Person Centred Care Clinical Adviser to NHS England and a well-respected expert, will be chairing the conference to explore the role of Health Literacy in support for Self-Care.

    Up to 61% of the English working age population do not understand all the health information they receive, which is a barrier to being able to keep well and live independently.

    NHS England is committed to supporting people with long term conditions to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to keep well and live independently.

    They hope that this conference will help to inform the development of NHS England’s support for self-care offer

    The event will, through a mixture of discussion and case study examples, outline some practical health literacy interventions that can help the spread of supported self-care. It will also reflect on how NHS England could add value to this work.

    This event would be of particular interest to NHS commissioners, clinical commissioners, and local authority health and wellbeing commissioners.  It will support Person Centred Care commissioning and Making Every Contact Count approaches.

    The keynote speaker will be a member of the UK Health Literacy Group board.  The meeting will also hear from a number of local sites where programs linking health literacy and supported Self-Care are underway.

    For more information and to register please go to: https://www.events.england.nhs.uk/nhsengland/538/home