Health Information Scotland event (Glasgow) - Tues 7 November 2017

PIF is delighted to be holding an event in Glasgow on Health Information in Scotland on Tuesday 7 November 2017.

The event will be a great opportunity to network and connect with colleagues, share challenges and solutions, and discover best practice and good examples on the following themes:

  • Personal and practical sessions on accessible information
  • Co-creating and involving people in the development of health information
  • Digital health information
  • Measuring and demonstrating the impact of good health information

9.30 - 10.00: Registration, refreshments and networking

10.00 - 10.15: Welcome and introduction
Dr Graham Kramer, GP and RCGP Scotland Executive Officer for Patient Partnership in Practice (P3) Group and GP Tayside and Health Literacy UK


10.15 - 10.45: A blind person’s experience of accessing health care: trials, triumphs and suggestions on a cure
Adi Latif - Usability and Accessibility Consultant, AbilityNet

  • Challenges faced by someone who is blind with the current system
  • Beacons of light in the dark - people who were able to work around the system to help
  • Learning from my experience - how the future could look

10.45 - 11.15: Making online services more accessible to patients and family's with literacy and language challenges
Jason Gordon, Health Manager, Texthelp

11.15 - 11.45: Speed networking (including refreshment break)
This is your opportunity to engage with other event attendees, and make useful connections.


11.45 - 12.15: Developing SIGN – Involving users in developing clinical guidelines
Karen Graham – Public Involvement Advisor, Healthcare improvement Scotland

  • How patient versions of guidelines can support decision making
  • Roles of patients, service users and the public in the development of patient versions of guidelines
  • Patient and public focussed strategies for communicating evidence-based recommendations

12.15 - 12.45: Co-producing Ready Steady Baby!
Rose Vickridge - Health Improvement Officer and Debbie Sigerson – Health Improvement Manager, NHS Health Scotland

  • Overview of the Redesigning Health Information for Parents (ReHIP) programme
  • Testing a new co-production approach
  • How we’ve involved parents so far

12.45 - 13.15: Interactive session
Delegtes will share their experiences and challenges of involving users.

13.15 - 14.00: LUNCH


14.00 - 14.25: Background and benefits
Lynne Huckerby - Associate Director: Service Transformation & Digital, NHS 24

  • Overview of the Info for Me product

14.25 - 14.50: Practicalities/Challenges
Kevin Hutchison - Development & Content Manager, Macmillan Lead, NHS 24

14.50 - 15:15: Personalising Health information with info for me
Alison Deakin - Macmillan Senior Project Manager, NHS 24

15.15 - 15.35: Refreshment break


15.35 - 16.00: Interactive session
Delegates will share their experiences and challenges of measuring the impact of health information.

16.00 - 16.25: Measuring impact
Linsey nsson – Publishing Manager and Nicola Backler - Marketing Manager, NHS Health Scotland

16.25 - 16.30: Sum up and close
Dr Graham Kramer – GP and RCGP Scotland Executive Officer for Patient Partnership in Practice (P3) Group and GP Tayside and Health Literacy UK


The event will cost £150+VAT for PIF members. You will need to be logged in to the website to see the PIF member rate.

The cost for non-members is £225+VAT, and this price includes a 1-year Individual membership of PIF.

You can register to attend the event below.

We have some sponsorship opportunities available at this event which you can see here.  To discuss further please email

If you have any queries about this event please contact

We hope you can join us!

The PIF Team


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.