Health Literacy and Accessible Digital Information (Manchester)- Wednesday 2 May 2018

The Patient Information Forum was delighted to work with Texthelp to hold an event on the topic of Health Literacy and Digital Accessible Information on Wednesday 2 May 2018 in Manchester.

You can view the agenda for the day here, click on the presentations below and read a blog of the day here.

Session 1: Accessible Digital Health Information

A blind person’s experience of accessing health care: trials, triumphs and suggestions on a cure
Adi Latif - Usability and Accessibility Consultant, AbilityNet

Making online services more accessible to patients and families with literacy and language challenges
Jason Gordon - UK Health Manager, Texthelp  

Update from the Patient Information Forum -  a Health Literate Shared-Decision Making Framework
Sophie Randall – Project and Partnership Manager, Patient Information Forum
Producing Easy Read and British Sign Language resources –  Challenges, achievements and lessons learned
Abigail Howse - Quality and Evaluation Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support

Equality & diversity network: A view from North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Harjit K Bansal - Equality & Diversity Manager, North East London NHS Foundation Trust


Session 2: Health Literacy

Why is health literacy important and how will improvement benefit the NHS and Society?
Prof Jo Protheroe - Professor of General Practice, Chair of Health Literacy UK Group, NHS Clinical Adviser for Health Literacy

Health Literacy Awareness: The Vital Ingredient
Jonathan Berry - Personalisation & Control Specialist; Lead for Health Literacy and Shared Decision Making, NHS England

Digital health literacy
Prof Gillian Rowlands - Professor of General Practice, Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University  

Health Literacy Toolkit - This is a free resource available here:
Dr Ruth Carlyle – Head of NHS Library and Knowledge Services, Midlands and East of England, ‎Health Education England

Health literacy and the provision of information on medicines
Bernadette Flood - Pharmacist, Daughters of Charity Disability Support Services Dublin





We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.