The Health Literacy Group UK one day seminar

In the 10 years since Luto was founded, the profile of Health Literacy as a health service priority has grown and grown.

Making health information materials more accessible and understandable is at the heart of Luto’s work, and at this seminar in Leeds, Theo Raynor the company’s co-founder and academic advisor, will use better information about medicines and devices as a case study in how to make progress.

He will emphasise that health literacy is a ‘two-way street’ – not only do we need to help develop the public’s ability to understand and navigate their way round health information and services we also need to make sure we have the public’s needs at heart, when developing any health information. To do that we need to make sure we engage real people in testing health information materials, making sure they are fit-for-purpose – this is one of the areas where Luto has led the way.

The seminar will include the presentation of on-going research and practice into effective health information designs – focusing on how to make health information more accessible and easy to understand. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate.

Speakers also include Dr Peter Gardner who has advised Luto on developing techniques from psychology to test usability.

Event details

6th March 2015 – 10.30 am to 3.00 pm, School of Psychology at the University of Leeds –  Visit www.healthliteracy.org.uk for full details.

The figures presented are taken from the Health Literacy website.