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Health Literacy Awareness

Did you know that in Somerset more than 50% of the population do not have adequate numeracy or literacy skills to understand health information? That means that approximately half the patients you see might not understand how to take their medication, how to manage post-operatively, or how to book follow-up appointments.

Book a Health Literacy Awareness training session for your team to improve awareness and learn some mitigating techniques,

Contact the library: or 01823 342433

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Plain language explanations

Creating plain language health information

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