Following the publication of our Health and Digital Literacy Survey, we are asking health information providers across the UK to sign a charter showing their commitment to health and digital literacy. 
 

While the survey showed progress has been made – 60% of organisations are now providing information for those with low literacy or numeracy compared to 35% in 2013 – more work needs to be done.
 

One of the key recommendations of our report is that organisations producing health information should aspire to become 'health and digital literacy friendly' to help tackle health inequalities.
 

By signing the charter below you are saying you aspire to make it easier for people to navigate, understand, and use information and services to take care of their health by:

  • Using clear communication (verbal, written, digital)
  • Creating easy-to-use digital tools/websites, printed information and premises
  • Involving users in the development of information as routine and inviting feedback
  • Training staff in health literacy
  • Commit to consider digital exclusion and the equalities impact when introducing new resources.

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Five points to being health and digital literacy friendly

Health and Digital Literacy Open Letter

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A call for leaders across the health sector to join us and ensure their organisations are health and digital literacy friendly.

The following organisations have signed the Health and Digital Literacy Charter

A

  • Anthony Nolan
  • Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Ashford and St Peter's NHS Foundation Trust
  • Avert
  • Axolotl Associates

B

  • Bowel Cancer UK
  • Brain and Spine Foundation
  • Breast Cancer Now
  • Bupa UK

C

  • Cancer Research UK
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Support Association
  • Clarity Informatics Limited
  • Cognitant Group
  • COUCH Health
  • Crohn's & Colitis UK
  • Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cuttsy+Cuttsy

D

  • Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation
  • Diabetes UK
  • Diabetes-cutmyrisks.co.uk Ltd.
  • Dorset CCG NHS Foundation Trust

E

  • EIDO Systems International Ltd.
  • Expert Self Care Ltd.

F

  • First Steps ED
  • FTWW: Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales

G

  • Global Health Literacy Academy
  • Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust
  • Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

H

  • Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • HCI.digital
  • Health Bytes
  • Health Information For All
  • Healthcare Communication Matters
  • HFEA
  • Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
  • The Hypermobility Syndromes Association

I

  • Institute of Genetics and Cancer, University of Edinburgh

J

  • Jet Doc
  • Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

K

L

  • Laser Eye Surgery Hub
  • Leadership for Social Change
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Lymphoma Action

M

  • Macmillan
  • The Migraine Trust
  • Motor Neurone Disease Association
  • MD Healthcare
  • MS Society
  • Marie Curie
  • Myeloma UK

N

  • Neil Betteridge Association
  • North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nucleus Global

O

  • Oxford PharmaGenesis

P

  • Parkinson's UK
  • Partnerships in Health Information
  • Patient Safety Learning
  • PoTs UK
  • Public Health England NDRS
  • PrescQIPP C.I.C
  • Primrose Centre
  • Prostate Cancer UK
  • Psoriasis Action

Q

  • QS&PC

R

  • Reaching People (Leicestershire Voluntary Sector Resource Agency
  • Royal National Institute of Blind people
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists

S

  • Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Stories for Health

T

  • Target Ovarian Cancer
  • Thrive Agency
  • Tommy's

U

  • University College London Hospitals
  • University of Winchester
  • University Federal of Paraná
  • University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • UK Paruresis Trust
  • UK PIPS

V

  • Versus Arthritis
  • Vicky Burman Communications Ltd.

W

  • World Cancer Research Fund

X

  • Xploro.health

Y

  • Your Trusted Squad

Z