The news from 2018

  • Opportunity - Professor of Public Health 

    The University of Sydney are looking for applicants for the new conjoint position of Professor of Public Health (Prevention & Health Promotion), based at Westmead Hospital. 

    WSLHD supports the health of over 1 million residents of Western Sydney and the field in which the successful applicant will conduct their research will be the population of Western Sydney, which is culturally diverse and growing rapidly. 

    The successful applicant will establish and lead an academic unit of the School of Public Health located at the Westmead Hospital precinct which is the largest health precinct in NSW. 

    For further details, visit the website. 

  • NHS England 

    Has your organisation adapted their services or information to accommodate health literacy needs? 

    Has your organisation embedded a whole systems approach to health literacy improvement? 

    Do you have evidence that health literate tools and techniques have improved peoples experience and outcomes?

    If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, NHS England would like to hear from you. They are currently in the process of collating evidence and compiling case studies. If you have information to share, please contact Pauline Grant, Personalised Information and Control Account Handler, NHS England at

  • German National Action Plan for Health Literacy 

    Dr Heide Weishaar gave a presentation on Germany's National Action Plan for Health Literacy at our recent conference. If you would like to learn more, further details can be found on their website (translation to follow later this year).

  • Determining Patient Health Literacy during a Medicine Consultation 

    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.

  • EACH

    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.


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