Health literacy is a special interest group of the Society for Academic Primary Care who is interested in building the evidence base for Health Literacy.
The aim of Health Literacy is to bring together stakeholders interested in health literacy research and practice in England; sharing skills, experience and ideas; and supporting members to develop the evidence on the impact that health literacy has on people and communities in the UK. This is done through regular meetings, discussions of ideas and collaborative work.
Patients and patient groups, health care practitioners and providers, teachers, policy makers, non-government organisations, and academics are all welcome to join the collaborative work which is done through the website, membership is free.
The 4th UK conference will be opened by Maureen Watt, Minister for Public Health Scotland and chaired by Jo Protheroe, Chair of the Health Literacy Group UK, and Graham Kramer, National Clinical Lead for Self-Management and Health Literacy in Scotland. They will be joined by high profile speakers from across the UK, sharing current thinking, research and practice in a series of parallel sessions and workshops.