Tag: health literacy

Digital Buddies in Covid

Digital Buddies in Covid

The concept of digital buddies – volunteers who help people to use their laptops and smartphones to stay connected – has become more urgent during the pandemic. Vulnerable, elderly or shielding people have become more reliant on technology than ever before.  At the same time,…

Patient Readers’ Panels – Behind the Patient Groups

Patient Readers’ Panels – Behind the Patient Groups

The people behind patient group content  One of the biggest strengths of patient groups is creating content that their communities find useful and relevant, and making this easy to understand. Creating materials which can engage diverse audiences with different experiences, needs and health literacy can…

Charity Tests Approaches To Building Digital Health Literacy

Charity Tests Approaches To Building Digital Health Literacy

The pandemic rapidly accelerated the trend for more clinicians to accept telemedicine. Yet research by our parent organisation PatientView confirmed during the autumn that many patient groups worldwide are extremely concerned about people who lack the technology or digital confidence to access healthcare remotely.  Looking…

Not For Profit Launches Charter For Digital Health Literacy

Not For Profit Launches Charter For Digital Health Literacy

For more than 20 years, the UK not for profit, the Patient Information Forum (PIF) and its member patient groups have fought to improve patient health literacy. In its recent survey it confirmed the scale of the challenge in building capacity, capability and confidence in…

Patient Information – Patient Group Provides Leaflet Service

Patient Information – Patient Group Provides Leaflet Service

You open up your medication. You start to read the leaflet. Your eyes glaze over as you squint through folded pages of small, jargon-filled text. Research shows that those who persevere with reading the leaflet can actually become more anxious and less compliant with treatment.…