We are a special interest group of the Society for Academic Primary Care who are interested in building the evidence base for Health Literacy. Our approach explores the impact of Health Literacy on people and their lives, and supports 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. There are also regular face-to-face meetings, discussions of ideas and collaborative work 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.
Health Literacy, Shared Decision Making and Approaches to Effective Policies
Thursday 8th June 2017, 10.30-15.00pm
Health Literacy UK are delighted to invite you to our next seminar, which will focus on the intricate link between shared decision making and health literacy. The seminar will comprise presentation of research, including ethnographic studies on shared decision making, as well as person-centred care policy with professional bodies. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and for sharing insights into practice.
Confirmed speakers include:
Prof Gill Rowlands, Newcastle University
Prof Richard Thomson, Newcastle University
Ella Jackson, NHS England
Dr Christina Dietscher, Austrian Ministry of Health
The event will be chaired by Dr Alf Collins, NHS England
Who might attend?
Anyone with an interest in health literacy, shared decision making and policy.
Health practitioners, educators, researchers and those involved in health policy development are particularly encouraged to take part.
Delegate fee: £50, including lunch and refreshments
What do you think of our resources?
The resource library is proving very popular, with over 2,300 hits in the 8 months. We want to keep improving it, and have designed a 5-minute survey to get your thoughts. In return for completion, we are offering a 10% discount to one of our seminars in the next year. Thanks for your help.
Here's the survey: