Welcome to the new Health Literacy website. It's been completely rebuilt, and will evolve over the next few months. Your comments are always welcome, and please direct them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Keele.

Important! - Registration

We need to update our website of members, so we can communicate any information to you, and so that you can take advantage of all the features of this site. Please take a couple of minutes to refresh your password.  Use the login form to ask for a password reminder. You'll be sent an email to verify your identity; click the link and you'll be able to complete your password details.

If you're a brand new member, you'll need to click the "Create an account" option.  Enter your details, but you won't be able to access the secure areas of the site until we've activated your account.  Apologies in advance for any hassle that causes, but we need to validate all newcomers to guard against spam.

 We are funded by the Department of Health (England) and the Department for Innovations, Universities and Skills (England). We are a special interest group of the Society for Academic Primary Care. We are a group of people interested in building the evidence base for Health Literacy and its impact on people and their lives, and in supporting national policy to reduce inequalities.

We work together to discuss and develop new research ideas, run research projects, write reports and research papers, and support implementation of research findings into practice. We have regular face-to-face meetings and also discuss ideas and work together through our website. Membership is free.

We welcome patients and patient groups, health care practitioners and providers, teachers, policy makers, non-government organisations, and academics. 


Our current list of stakeholders is:


  • Primary and Community Health Trusts
  • Hospital Trusts
  • Government Departments (Health and Education)
  • The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
  • Health academics
  • Educational academics
  • Non-government organisations
  • Citizens Advice Bureaux
  • Health care practitioners
  • Service users
  • Local authorities