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Health Literacy


Health literacy is defined as:

“The personal characteristics and social resources needed for individuals and communities to access, understand, appraise and use information and services to make decisions about health”

This group is here to support the work of NHS Library services in training healthcare staff, patients  and the public in health literacy through:

  • sharing resources
  • sharing best practice
  • support for training
  • platform to discuss ideas



Useful Links

PiF (Patient Information Forum)

PiF  has some useful tools and ideas for 

October 2019 Health Literacy month

Health literacy and Children


Simple template to capture good practice

How to critically appraise health information