Latest Research

Say hello in Glasgow and join us at the DIA Euro-Meeting 2017

Come and meet the Luto team at DIA Euro-Meeting in Glasgow. It’s a three-day event running from 29th to 31st March, attracting over 2500 attendees and more than 500 healthcare companies. You’ll find us on stand F22, come and say hello. See how we can help you make your health information clear and engage your […]

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Expert input to FDA on Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)

A key aim of any research should be to have practical impact – Theo Raynor’s 35 years of research into promoting good consumer medicines information has impacted on policy and practice in the UK and the wider European Union, through input into the European Parliament and the European Medicines Agency. This has been both from an […]

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‘It’s all there in black and white’ – or is it? Improving medicines labelling

Research on the labelling of over-the-counter medicines has been published in the international journal ‘Health Expectations’ with the support of Luto. This is the work of PhD candidate Vivien Tong from the University of Sydney – with one of the co-authors being Professor Theo Raynor, co-founder and academic advisor to Luto. The paper described preliminary […]

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Luto awards winning poster to BHF – Empowering people through film

The PiF conference was a pleasure to attend as usual – enthusiastic speakers and equally enthusiastic delegates. Early on Sue Farringdon mentioned the NHS ‘Five Year Forward View’ and this made me reflect on my personal ’35 Year Backward View’ – of the amazing development of the field of patient information during my professional life. […]

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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 […]

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Risk Management Plan Lay Summary User Testing presented in London

Professor Theo Raynor, co-founder and academic advisor to Luto recently presented preliminary results of the user testing of Risk Management Plan (RMP) lay summaries at the DIA 8th European Medical Information and Communications conference. This was part of a session he had helped organise called “Information to patients in the European Union”. The session was […]

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Luto facilitates future development of over-the-counter medicines information

During the summer of 2013, Luto had the pleasure of welcoming Vivien Tong, a PhD candidate from the Faculty of Pharmacy at The University of Sydney into our company. In a collaboration brought about by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), Vivien is jointly supervised by Associate Professor Parisa Aslani (The University of Sydney) and Professor […]

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Happy holidays!

Christmas is about friends, family and loved ones. It’s all about bringing people closer to you. These days, our world is connected more than ever, something which is close to Luto’s heart and something we’re very proud of: our clients come from all corners of the globe. With this in mind, the inspiration for our […]

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European Public Assessment Report (EPAR) summaries for the public: are they fit for purpose? A user-testing study

Making European Public Assessment Reports (EPARs) accessible to the public through a summary is a great idea and the EMA should be applauded for the initiative. This research shows however that formatting and content could be improved through ‘user testing’ with members of the public – a process which pharma companies and others now routinely […]

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