Creating Instructions for Use that are ‘Easy Peezy’

Luto had the pleasure of working on a set of new Instructions for Use (IFU) for a medical device called ‘Peezy’. Created by Forte Medical, Peezy is a device that aids the user in giving a midstream urine sample. Our challenge was to re-design the instructions for use as part of the packaging, ensuring they were clear and simple, and reflected the simplicity of the process.

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Helping Macmillan Cancer Support review and refine their cancer information booklets

Macmillan asked Luto to review and do some in-depth testing on 10 of its cancer information booklets. The content and focus of the booklets ranged from understanding various cancer types to physiological problems associated with the disease. It also covered topics such as the psychological and financial impacts upon individuals and their families.  In this case study we provide an overview of the project brief, the methodologies we used and outcome of the tests carried out with ‘real’ people.

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Are Risk Management Plan (RMP) summaries fit for purpose?

Increasing numbers of regulatory documents are being made available as public or lay summaries. In the European Union (EU), one such document is the Risk Management Plan (RMP), which describes the identified potential risks of a medicine and how these risks will be managed.  It is similar to the US ‘REMS’ (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy).

A ‘typical’ RMP summary from the EMA website was selected shortly after they were first published in Spring 2014.  The aim was to determine how readable and understandable the summary was. Two rounds of testing were undertaken with members of the public.

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