We're really excited about some interesting, new research funded by Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK). Led by Paul Duell, a researcher at the University of East Anglia's School of Pharmacy, ‘Determining Patient Health Literacy during a Medicine Consultation’, looks at how health literacy can be accurately assessed during a medicine consultation with a pharmacist. Paul has over 25 years’ experience of working in community pharmacy and is currently the Chief Officer of Suffolk and Great Yarmouth Local Pharmaceutical Committee.


International Association for Communication in Healthcare Conference

Porto, Portugal, 1st - 4th September 2018

You are invited to participate in the 16th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH) organized by EACH: International Association for Communication in Healthcare in partnership with ACH: Academy on Communication in Healthcare. The conference will be held in the beautiful and historic World Heritage site coastal city of Porto, Portugal, known for its stately bridges, medieval architecture and port wine!

This international conference brings together teachers, researchers, practitioners and policy makers from around the world working to explore and improve all aspects of communication in healthcare from a variety of perspectives. The conference itself will set a friendly and communicative atmosphere for highlighting best practices and innovations in the field, exchange of ideas and networking. In addition to traditional presentation formats such as oral and poster presentations, symposia and interactive workshops sessions will include works in progress, innovative and creative formats, roundtable discussions and national, language and discipline based networking sessions. Participants will be challenged by plenary speakers into considering new ideas in assessment, research, policy, and patient engagement. Special programming will be aimed at engaging the next generation of academics, practitioners and policy makers in communication in healthcare, students and other trainees.

You are invited to respond to the Call for Papers: abstracts must be submitted by Monday 5th February.