Producing consumer health information

Producing

This section explores the important elements involved in producing high quality health information

Anyone who works in consumer health information will tell you that producing high quality resources and services takes skill, experience and a systematic approach. Producing information for the public about health and care is not the same as producing it for other audiences; the style, tone, purpose and design of information all need to be approached with the end user and their needs in mind. User involvement and co-production with both the public and health and care professionals is a foundation of good health information, as is ensuring the evidence base is robust, up to date and accurate.

This section of the web site explores the important elements involved in producing high quality health information; from getting the basic principles right, to understanding health literacy and its impact on health information and users, to how to write well and involve your users.

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