PIF Resources

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PIF provides a range of resources to support the creation of high quality and accessible health information.  These include:


PIF Toolkit – Creating health information that works

PIF has published the UK’s first producer led best practice for creating health information that works and to support health information professionals and healthcare workers to put the best practice into action we have developed the PIF Toolkit.

This practical resource links to a wealth of tools and materials that exist to help people ensure the information they produce is high quality, easy to access and easily understandable.

It also brings together the evidence behind the best practice and practical case studies demonstrating how organisations have approached the best practice.

Information on health information topics

The PIF website contains a wealth of information on key health information topics, and includes resources, practical guides, news items and research articles.

Take part in our online discussion groups on key topics. The PIF website is your gateway to contacting other professionals working in health information, with the facility to connect directly with other PIF members.

PIF Guides and Reports

To support the creation and provision of high quality and accessible health information, PIF has produced a range of factsheets, in-depth guides and reports.  They cover key topics in health information and support, and are free to download.

Reports include PIF’s Making the Case for Information, published in May 2013.  This report brings together the evidence for investing in high quality information for patients and the public.

Other PIF Guides include topics such as personal health records and producing health information for children and young people.


Develop your skills and network with like-minded professionals at PiF events.  PIF holds a range of events to ensure you continually enhance your expertise and stay up to date with new developments in health information.


PIF’s weekly e-newsletter – PiF Aware – is an essential round-up of health information news, including policy updates, new resources, events and member offers, delivered to your inbox every Friday.

PIF Query service

Have a question about anything related to health information? Ask the PIF membership! The PIF Query service ensures you save time, avoid duplication and don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

PIF Sounding Board

Organisations use the PIF Sounding Board to review health information resources and tools.  The Sounding Board provides high quality and comprehensive feedback on key issues including format, content and effectiveness.

Recruit with PIF

Be the first to see job advertisements for patient information roles, and access discounted rates to advertise to the membership.