EasyHealth - patient information leaflets for people who have learning disabilities, or who struggle with English; content is added by a range of providers
Health Literacy Geodata - this tool provides an estimate of the percentage of a local authority population with low health literacy / numeracy
Health Literacy Programme - from the eLearning Hub for Health (eLfH); "learners will find out why health literacy is important and how to use some simple techniques including TeachBack, chunk and check, using pictures and simple language to improve how they communicate and check understanding with others". Log in on the main page using the OpenAthens option.
Medinfo – provides easy to understand medical information and advice on conditions, drugs, tests and immunisations. Written by a UK GP.
Medline Plus - US-based easily accessible information
NHS website - gateway to information regarding the NHS
NIHR Evidence: health information: are you getting your message across? - best practice for creating health information
Patient UK - collection of Patient Information Leaflets (PILs), self-help contacts and links to sources of (mainly UK) Internet-based health information. Written by UK GPs.
PIF-Tick - independently-assessed UK quality mark for trusted health information. It is operated by PIF (Patient Information Forum)
Animated Minds - a series of short animated documentaries, using the stories of real people experiencing mental heath issues
Health Talk Online - a database of personal, patient experiences in a range of formats including video and written. The information collected is based on qualitative research into patient experiences, led by experts at the University of Oxford.
MacMillan Cancer Support - stories and videos from cancer patients, carers and families talking about their experiences of dealing with cancer
Mental Health Foundation - videos and podcasts discussing mental health issues
Mind: Your Stories - blogs and vlogs about wide range of mental health issues
Parkinson's UK - real life patient stories
Patient UK Health Experience Forum - a forum allowing people to share their experiences.
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