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Challenges and Solutions Workshop September 2023

Published:
27th September 2023

Our autumn Challenges and Solutions workshop saw members discuss capacity challenges and conflicting feedback as well as voting on upcoming PIF events.

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YouTube launches expanded HealthFeatures

Published:
13th September 2023

PIF director Sophie Randall shares her thoughts on how the launch of YouTube’s expanded HealthFeatures provided an opportunity to examine the complex…

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Using personalised care conversation skills to support patients with money worries

Published:
13th September 2023

Dr Emma Hyde, clinical director of the Personalised Care Institute, discusses how person-centred conversations can help tackle health issues caused by…

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YouTube HealthShelf Q&A summary

Published:
5th July 2023

PIF director Sophie Randall outlines key points from an update on YouTube HealthShelf applications for charities and private companies.

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Marking three years of the PIF TICK

Published:
14th June 2023

As the PIF TICK celebrates its 100th accredited member, PIF director Sophie Randall reflects on how far the scheme has come and what happens next.

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YouTube Health best practice – top tips

Published:
5th April 2023

PIF communications manager Sheena Campbell summarises top tips from a recent YouTube Health best practice series.

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Health Information Challenges and Solutions Workshop winter 2023

Published:
31st January 2023

Our winter Health Information Challenges and Solutions Workshop saw members discussing accessible language, review processes and misinformation.

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Translated health information is essential to tackling health inequality

Published:
11th January 2023

Sophie Randall, Director, Patient Information Forum and Dr Alice Wood, GP and Clinical Director, Cognitant Group discuss the importance of translated…

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Use of negative contractions in health information

Published:
23rd November 2022

PIF communications manager Sheena Campbell rounds up responses to a recent query on using negative contractions in health information.

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Health Literacy UK Conference 2022

Published:
17th November 2022

Health Literacy UK conference advocates for a national community of practice to bring forward health literacy interventions and measure their effectiveness.

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WHO launches toolkit to tackle misinformation

Published:
27th October 2022

PIF director Sophie Randall discusses a new WHO toolkit for tackling misinformation in non-communicable disease which features the PIF TICK as a case…

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Health Information Challenges and Solutions Workshop autumn 2022

Published:
28th September 2022

Our autumn Health Information Challenges and Solutions Workshop saw members discussing impact, accessibility, digital and a lack of resources.

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Explaining how patient data informs health information

Published:
20th July 2022

By Grace Annan-Callcott, Programme Adviser, Understanding Patient Data

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Recognising individuality and removing stigma to tackle health inequalities

Published:
14th July 2022

Sukhjeen Kaur, founder of Chronically Brown, says we must stop lumping ‘ethnic minority’ communities together if we are to truly tackle health inequalities.

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Empowering patients with information at their fingertips

Published:
28th June 2022

In our latest 25th anniversary blog, Joanna Dundon from Digital Health and Care Wales discusses how the right information at the right time can empower…

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How health information in Scotland has evolved over 25 years

Published:
22nd June 2022

In the latest in our series of 25th anniversary blogs, Linsey Jonsson from Public Health Scotland looks at how health information has changed during that…

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Exploring the history of The King's Fund

Published:
22nd June 2022

Deena Maggs, head of library services at The King's Fund, explores the organisation's 125-year history, including its support for the formation of PIF…

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In conversation with PIF co-founder Mark Duman

Published:
16th June 2022

An interview with PIF co-founder Mark Duman to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

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'The next 25 years of health information will be challenging but interesting'

Published:
8th June 2022

In the first of our 25th anniversary series of blogs long-standing PIF member Gary Birkenhead discusses the evolution of health information and the challenges…

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Keeping health literacy in the spotlight: a strategic approach

Published:
16th March 2022

Freelance health communications specialist Anneliese Levy discusses how to keep health literacy at the top of the agenda and create health-literacy optimised…

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Measuring your impact – why bother?

Published:
8th March 2022

PIF Chair Sue Farrington discusses the importance of measuring and evaluating impact in health information.

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Health Information Challenges and Solutions Workshop spring 2022

Published:
3rd February 2022

Our first Health Information Challenges and Solutions Workshop of 2022 saw members discussing dissemination, accessibility and involving users.

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A year of progress on health and digital literacy

Published:
27th October 2021

In the last week of Health Literacy Month, PIF director Sophie Randall shares our activity over the past year to meet our health and digital literacy…

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Promoting evidence-based health information

Published:
20th October 2021

Dan Wills, manager of the PIF TICK scheme, explains why communicating evidence clearly in health information matters.

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PIF TICK – one year on and looking to the future

Published:
9th June 2021

As we mark one year of the PIF TICK – the UK quality mark for trusted health information – we unveil plans for our new public-facing website.

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The Perfect Patient Information Journey (PPIJ) and integrated public private pathways

Published:
22nd April 2021

By Karen Harrowing, an independent adviser in healthcare governance, quality systems and medication safety.

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Digital exclusion in the time of COVID-19

Published:
31st March 2021

Holly Barrow, from the Immigration Advice Service, discusses digital exclusion during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Health Information Challenges and Solutions 2021

Published:
25th March 2021

We sum up the main talking points from our Health Information Challenges and Solutions workshop held on 23 March, 2021.

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PIF: A year in review

Published:
6th January 2021

Chair Sue Farrington looks back at what we learned in 2020 and our hopes for 2021.

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Engaging Long COVID patients

Published:
30th November 2020

Patient Safety Learning looks at some of the concerns facing people living with Long COVID.

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'Together we can continue to ensure we move to a health literate world'

Published:
6th October 2020

Dr Evelyn McElhinney PhD, RN Chair Health Literacy UK, responds to the recommendations of PIF's Health and Digital Literacy Survey Report

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Using behavioural insights to encourage a return to care

Published:
14th September 2020

Lack of information and fear of Covid-19 is preventing some patients from getting the healthcare they need. Applying behavioural insights to information…

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Finding credible healthcare information

Published:
15th July 2020

Sue Farrington, Chair of the Patient Information Forum, discusses why trust is crucial to patients and the public.

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Why is health information important to me? It isn’t just my job

Published:
7th July 2020

Dan Wills PIF’s Quality Manager and Lead Assessor for the PIF TICK explains why he is passionate about trustworthy health information.

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Key practice points on user engagement

Published:
25th June 2020

Sophie Randall collates key practice points from PIF's existing guidance in light of the Public Health England recommendations on communication and information.

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Supercharged Superhero by Gemma Everson

Published:
8th April 2020

Author hopes personal story will help other families struggling with invisible illnesses.

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Event report – Using digital tools to maximise health information

Published:
6th March 2020
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Children's book aims to raise awareness of invisible illnesses

Published:
14th January 2020

We talk to Gail Crampton, author of Rodney Meadow-Hopper, The Hare Who Didn't Care, about her inspiration and what she hopes the book will achieve.

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Making digital services accessible

Published:
18th December 2019

by Ian Roddis – Lead Product Manager for the NHS digital service manual

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Event report – Health Information for Children and Young People

Published:
14th November 2019

Letting the authentic voice of children and young people shine through

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Is digital and social inclusion key to transformational change?

Published:
15th October 2019

by Alexis Farrow – Head of Strategy and Transformation, Connected Nottinghamshire

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Patient information a ‘linking thread’ at NHS Expo 2019

Published:
12th September 2019

by Sophie Randall – Strategy and Project Management, Patient Information Forum

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Health literacy challenge and the NHS Long Term Plan

Published:
2nd September 2019

by Sophie Randall – Strategy and Project Management, Patient Information Forum

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Developing health information to engage everyone

Published:
2nd July 2019

by Sheena Campbell – Communications Manager, Patient Information Forum

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Patient-centred care: all in this together

Published:
11th April 2019

by Barbara Chidgey – Bevan Advocate and Executive Chair of the Leading Wales Awards

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EU clinical trial sponsors to publish lay-friendly summaries of key findings

Published:
11th April 2019

by Hannah Bridges – Freelance Writer, HB Health Comms Limited

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Build trust and confidence to engage with seldom heard groups

Published:
4th April 2019

by Sophie Randall – Strategy and Project Management, Patient Information Forum

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NHS plan promises empowered and informed patients via digital tools

Published:
11th January 2019

by Sophie Randall – Strategy and Project Management, Patient Information Forum

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Changes in health information over the past 21 years – and the outlook for the future

Published:
4th January 2019

by Rachael Twomey – Quality and Evaluation Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support

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Health Information. How has it changed over the last 21 years?

Published:
4th January 2019

by Vicky Mclaren – IT & Digital Program Manager, Pancreatic Cancer Action

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Vlog: Celebrating 21 years of health information

Published:
14th December 2018

by Ellie Rose – Patient Information Editor, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

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Being heard above the noise

Published:
11th December 2018

by Katie Salt – Information and Support Manager, Target Ovarian Cancer

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Developing information for older people with long-term health conditions

Published:
30th November 2018

by Flora Death – Information Development Manager, Independent Age

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Reviewing public information issued by health and social care bodies

Published:
27th November 2018

by Mike Etkind – Volunteer Panel Member, Healthwatch Bucks

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Measuring and evaluating the impact of health information

Published:
22nd November 2018

by Sarah Greening – Patient Information Forum

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Industry needs to work in partnership with patients and groups

Published:
22nd November 2018

by Sophie Randall – Strategy and Project Management, Patient Information Forum

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Wales moves towards a digital health future for all

Published:
15th November 2018

by Sophie Randall – Strategy and Project Management, Patient Information Forum

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Helping the #HiddenHalf – health information for maternal mental health

Published:
13th November 2018

by Anneliese Levy – Freelance Health Information Writer & Researcher

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Patients encouraged to ask professionals about medicines

Published:
4th October 2018

by Sophie Randall – Strategy and Project Management, Patient Information Forum

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Users views needed on digital health records

Published:
26th September 2018

by Sophie Randall – Strategy and Project Management, Patient Information Forum

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Getting health information right impacts health outcomes

Published:
20th September 2018

Blog by Amy Corkery – Editor, Patient Information, British Heart Foundation

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Shifting the goalposts: the quest for a digital NHS

Published:
16th June 2017

by Sue Farrington – Chair, Patient Information Forum

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